Mikveh for Monthly Use: Niddah

Traditionally, the rhythm of sexual relations in a marriage was determined by the Jewish laws of purity and impurity (tahara and tumah). A woman abstained from sexual relations with her husband during her menstrual period and for a fixed time (usually a week) thereafter. At the conclusion of this period, she immersed herself in a mikveh, a ritual bath, and resumed sexual relations with her husband.