Study the Torah with Academic Scholarship

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

Mikvah

The Ancient City of Hebron

Hebron plays a central role in many biblical stories. It was the prominent city in the Judean highlands, with large fortifications in the Early Bronze, Middle Bronze, and Iron Ages. During the Second Temple period, Hebron was occupied by the Idumeans. Recent archaeological excavations have uncovered large mikvaot (ritual baths), indicating that the inhabitants embraced Judaism.

Prof.

David Ben-Shlomo

,

,

Maternal Impressions: From Sheep to Humans

Jacob’s ancient Scientific trick

Dr. Rabbi

Zev Farber

,

,

Biblical Purification: Was it Immersion?

The Archaeological and Textual Evidence 

Dr.

Hayah Katz

,

,

On the Origins of Tevilah (Ritual Immersion)

When and why washing became immersion: between traditional-rabbinic and scientific-critical approaches to the origin of immersion and the mikveh.[1]

Dr.

Yonatan Adler

,

,

The Purification of a Niddah: When Silence Matters

Immersing in the Priestly Text – A Reply to Dr. Yitzhaq Feder

Dr. Hacham

Isaac S. D. Sassoon

,

,