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Rebirthing Ourselves to Rebuild Our World: A Feminist Mikveh Guide

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Mikveh is an ancient Jewish cleansing ritual performed in a sacred bath or in a natural body of water. We can participate in a mikveh ceremony to mark moments of transition, to make our souls and bodies feel holy, and to metaphorically rebirth ourselves and start anew. This guide (download full PDF below) seeks to use mikveh as a tool of empowerment and strives to be inclusive to all genders and experiences. Mikveh is a Jewish technology that allows us to look back and consider where we have come from and what has shaped us, while look forward and set intentions for the future. Throughout the mikveh we also remain present in our bodies to perform rituals that help us to manifest our future intentions and wash away the things we want to let go of. 

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