This week I had the double pleasure of overseeing the t’vila of a bride the night before her wedding and also attending her wedding.
Tuesday night, a group of ladies (including me) went to the beach at night. No one was around. There, we formed a line of modesty while the bride entered the Mediterranean for her t’vila. It was very meaningful for all of the ladies there to be able to participate in this very important, ancient, Biblical ritual.
A mikve is used to change the status of a person or thing. Utensils are immersed in a mike as are people. In this case, it is to change her status from ritually “unclean” to “clean” in preparation for her groom.
Let’s pray for Alona and Alex as they begin their new life together.