How do women converts to Orthodox Judaism feel about the mikva?

Judaism: How do women converts to Orthodox Judaism feel about the mikva? How do rituals create men among Israeli citizens, and among the Haredi?

How do women converts to Orthodox Judaism feel about the mikva?

Judaism: How do women converts to Orthodox Judaism feel about the mikva? How do rituals create men among Israeli citizens, and among the Haredi?

Just answer the question from attached reading and also from movie no other resources how do women converts to Orthodox Judaism feel about the mikva? How do rituals create men among Israeli citizens, and among the Haredi?

Judaism: Reading:
1. Kaufman, Debra Renee. 2002. “Sex-Segregated Lives: Celebrating the Female.” In Sexuality and Gender, edited by Christine L. Williams and Arlene Stein, 271-280. Oxford: Blackwell.

2. Bilu, Yoram. 2000. “Circumcision, the First Haircut and the Torah: Male Identity and Among the Ultraorthodox Community of Contemporary Israel.” In Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East, edited by Mai Ghoussoub and Emma Sinclair-Webb, 33-64. London: Saqi.

3. Kaplan, Danny. 2000. “The Military as Second Bar Mitzvah: Combat Service as Initiation to Zionist Masculinity.” In Imagined Masculinities: Male Identity and Culture in the Modern Middle East, edited by Mai Ghoussoub and Emma Sinclair-Webb, 127-144. London: Saqi.

4. Film: Women Unchained. 2011. Beverly Siegel, director.

More details;

Almost every Jewish community has at least one mikveh (you can search here for a traditional mikveh, or here for a non-Orthodox mikveh directory). In larger Jewish communities you might have a choice among mikva’ot (plural for mikveh).

Why Immerse in the Mikveh?

Jewish law requires that one immerse in a mikveh as part of the process of conversion to Judaism. It also requires women to immerse before getting married and also when observing the laws of niddah (menstrual purity). There are also various other reasons — both traditional and modern — that women, as well as men and Jews who are gender-non-conforming, visit the mikveh.

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