Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; - the New Mikveh Policy

Women may shed their clothing as they prepare to immerse themselves in a mikveh, the Jewish ritual bath, but they still have a right to utter privacy when it comes to their marital status, according to a compromise reached Thursday.

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The Chief Rabbinate has agreed to forbid questioning of women as to their marital status by bath attendants working in the state-funded and operated mikvot, following a petition to Israel’s Supreme Court...