Discovery of ancient ritual bath makes waves among U.S. Jews
Excavation of century-old mikveh in a small farming village in southeastern Connecticut counters common conceptions about the Russian Jews who immigrated to America.
NEW YORK – Buried under overgrown weeds was a sight Stuart Miller never expected to find among the remains of a small Jewish farming community in southeastern Connecticut. When Miller, an expert in ancient Jewish ritual baths, saw cement and a top step descending into the ground he immediately knew what it was: a mikveh.
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