Petition filed to grant women autonomy and choice when immersing in mikva

The ITIM religious services advisory and lobbying group has filed a petition to the High Court of Justice requesting that the Ministry of Religious Services instruct mikva attendants to allow women wishing to immerse to conduct their immersions as they see fit without the interference of the attendants.

The organization argues in its petition that such practices by mikva attendants contravene the rights to privacy, religious freedom and human autonomy and should be halted immediately.

Religiously observant women immerse in a mikva once a month after their period and the practice is considered a critical aspect of Jewish life.


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