Israeli mikvehs (ritual baths) are operated by local religious councils that charge inconsistent fees, and allow users varied levels of privacy and personal autonomy. While women are allowed to use mikvehs without attendants, according to their own customs (thanks to an Israeli Supreme Court case won by ITIM), some religious councils continue to violate protocols. In addition, there are an insufficient number of mikvehs accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- Ensure your local religious council is meeting State sanitation requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Explain your rights in using mikvehs
- Represent you before a local religious council if you believe your rights have been violated
- Locate a mikveh that suits your needs
- Advocate for disabled accessibility at your mikveh