Oprah Winfrey goes to the mikvah

October 28, 2011
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey made quite a splash during her trip to New York this week when she dived head first into Jewish life by visiting a mikvah.

But the talk show host managed to stay dry during her tour of the Brooklyn Heights mikvah which she was visiting during the filming of her new show, "Oprah's Next Chapter."

According to the New York Post she wanted to understand how it worked and was given a tour of the Lubavitch mikvah by a group of women.

Oprah also enjoyed a traditional meal and visited the strictly Orthodox suburbs of Crown Heights and Borough Park.

The programme, which will air in January on Oprah's network, OWN, will take the presenter out of the TV studio, instead following her interviewing people round the world.

Last updated: 2:32pm, October 28 2011