Mikveh Israel "The hope of Israel"
"O Hope of Israel, the one who saves in the moment of suffering" (Irmiyahu-Jeremiah 14: 8)
The Prophet Jeremiah refers to the Creator as "Mikveh Israel" The Hope of Israel, Your Savior in difficult times ... "
(In the Hebrew of the Holy Scriptures, the word Mikvé, is translated as "hope")
The word Mikveh also means "the ritual bath" used for spiritual purification.
Rabbi Najman explains: That by immersing oneself in the waters of Mikveh one receives the residue of Divine Light that follows the experience of self-annulment.
Those are the "waters of salvation" of sufferings and afflictions, which cleanse us of all impurities:
When one "cancels oneself" by canceling egoism and personal desire, "the personal self", putting the Divine Will first.
This is how all difficulties, anguish and worries disappear, our Creator taking control.
In the same way as in the Mikveh "the ritual bath" we immerse ourselves in the waters and let go of everything material. (Since for the mikveé to be valid, it is necessary to do the immersion completely detached from any clothing or material)
Let's get rid of "our ego" so that we can give rise to Divine intervention "The Hope of Israel"
-In Hebrew, the word "immersion" (Tevilah) have the same letters as the word "nullification" (Bitul), because by immersing oneself in the Mikvé, one annuls all the judgments against him, all the evil spirits.
(Mikvé photo of the Sephardic Community of Besalau Spain, 12th century, found in 1964)
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