Star of David mosaic from mikveh floor
Gift of UJA-Federation of New York
Id no. 2004.A.47.1-2, Other
Subject(s):  Ritual, Mikveh, Synagogues
This mosaic is from the floor of the ritual bath [mikveh] at Congregation Moscisker on the Lower East Side. Going to mikveh is an essential ritual of a traditional Jewish community. The purpose of total immersion in "living water" is a spiritual cleansing. The mikveh was often housed in a synagogue.
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