Mikvas Chana- Mei Leiba
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 26 Tevet 5780
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Mikvas Chana- Mei Leiba

inside the mikvah

Why Mikvah?

Why did the Jews of Masada, besieged by the Romans and with precious few suppliers build and maintain two mikvahs?

Why did our grandmothers in Eastern Europe break through rivers frozen with ice 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 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 Mikvas Chana will be built in compliance with the highest halachik and aesthetic standards, designed by Valerie Schweitzer, architect of Westport, CT.

For more information on the beautiful mitzvah of Mikvah or to donate to the building fund please contact 203 634 4118



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