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Ask The Rabbi


Is meditation a Jewish thing?

The Rav Name: Rabbi Meir Arad

Does Judaism allow meditation such as mindfulness, or is it categorized as chukkas hagoyim or the similar.

It is permissible for a woman to perform her ritual immersion, tvila, in a lake, only in the event that there is no available mikve (ritual pool) and if she does not use the lake, her immersion will have to be delayed. Also, the water should not be flowing, and it should be done with guidance from a Rabbi in order to clarify additional details.