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Why does a convert receive bris milah before the mikvah?

R David Brofsky asks and answers your question in a series of lessons on the laws of conversion and circumcision (here) and brings different opinions The Talmud (Yevamot 47b) teaches that after the ...
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How important is hygiene beyond required washing and mikvah immersion to Jews?

As Yaacov Deane wrote in his answer, the Rambam puts great emphasis on a hygienical life and says that we must life healthy in order to serve our Creator. We must, according tot the Rambam, "...
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How important is hygiene beyond required washing and mikvah immersion to Jews?

The Gemara (Shabbos 50b) says that one should wash his face, hands and feet every day, to honor his creator, and Rashi explains because man was created in His image Also, Rashi (Devarim 14:1) explains ...
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How much non-water liquid invalidates a mikvah

Liquids other than water such as wine will render a mikvah non-kosher if they change its appearance. (Shulchan Aruch Yoreh Deah 201:25)
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Is a reassembled once-tomei earthenware vessel tohor?

Mishna Keilim 4:1 says: ‮הַחֶרֶס שֶׁאֵינוֹ יָכוֹל לַעֲמֹד מִפְּנֵי אָזְנוֹ, אוֹ שֶׁהָיָה בוֹ חִדּוּד וְהַחִדּוּד מַכְרִיעוֹ, טָהוֹר. נִטְּלָה הָאֹזֶן, נִשְׁבַּר הַחִדּוּד, טָהוֹר. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה ...
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What is the source for Mikvah as it relates to Kedusha?

Kabbalah speaks about the significance of going to mikvah before (and on) shabbos. In Pri Etz Chaim it's written that doing so removes the "weekday garments" of the soul and draws down the ...
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Can a woman take a spoon with her to the mikvah?

This is an excellent question. Here are some thoughts that may help. The practicality of the situation is somewhat hard to get, since she would have to leave go during the tevila and going that would ...
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How important is hygiene beyond required washing and mikvah immersion to Jews?

Good hygiene is a part of the obligation to maintain one’s health which an essential element of serving G-d. This is explained by Rambam in his Mishneh Torah, Yesodei HaTorah, Hilchot De’ot, chapter 4....
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