Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Mikveh

  • Jewish ritual immersion in the mikveh and the concept of communal immunity

    Robert SternPiotr KozlowskiDavid ForsteinNew York City, New York, United States The mikveh may be seen as part of the sociobiological process assuring the gradual cross exposure of community members to the biomes of other members. It also provides controlled exposure to the biomes of visiting guests, possibly bringing new microorganisms into the community. Previous articles…