Shul girl Oprah

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Oprah Winfrey visited a Jewish ritual bath at Brooklyn Heights’ Congregation B’nai Avraham synagogue while filming an upcoming Hasidic-themed episode for her OWN network’s new show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”

Winfrey didn’t actually take a dip in the mikvah — a purifying, traditional bath used by female members — said Rabbi Aaron Raskin.

“She just wanted to see it and had the women give her a tour and explain the details of how it works,” he said of her Wednesday visit.

Raskin said Winfrey’s camp contacted the synagogue a few weeks ago to ask about visiting the mikvah.

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