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  • mikvah — Seph. /mee kvah /; Ashk., Eng. /mik veuh/, n., pl. mikvoth, mikvot, mikvos Seph. / vawt /; Ashk. / vohs/, Eng. mikvahs. Hebrew. a ritual bath to which Orthodox Jews are traditionally required to go on certain occasions, as before the Sabbath and… …   Universalium

  • mikvah —    (MEEK vah, MIK vah) [Hebrew] In Orthodox Judaism, the cleansing and purifying ritual bath required on some occasions, as before the Sabbath …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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