Why Mikvah?

Why did the Jews of Masada, besieged by the Romans and with precious few supplies, build and maintain two Mikvahs? 
Why did our grandmothers in Eastern Europe break through ice frozen rivers in order to use the Mikvah? 
Why does building a Mikvah take precedence over building a house of worship? 

Jews are a holy people because life is holy to us. Mikvah is the ultimate celebration of life and of the power, given by G-d exclusively to women, to create life. To immerse in the spiritually cleansing waters of the Mikvah is to experience rebirth and renewal and to return to the waters of Eden, introducing a dimension of paradise into our every day life.

The Mikvah admits a third partner -- G-d -- into our marriages, our homes and our lives, bestowing a blessing on all our loved ones. On a practical level, many couples who observe the laws relating to Mikvah maintain that it keeps their marriage fresh and exciting. The Jewish family as well as the Jewish people owe their stunning success and their remarkable longevity to this most vital mitzvah. 

The Jacques and Hanna Schwalbe Mikvah caters to the needs of the modern Jewish woman, while offering the opportunity for a deeply moving spiritual experience. The Mikvah is a gorgeous facility; a spa for the body as well as the soul, a true celebration of the Jewish feminine mystique!

The Mikvah was built in compliance with the most exacting halakhic standards. Each mikvah pool has 5 adjacent rain water pools, satisfying every halakhic point of view. 

Mikvah at Masada
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Time.com article
"And a river flowed out from Eden 
to water the garden."