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Coming Soon: A Well-Endowed Mikvah

The Columbus Mikvah, where Jews take ritual baths to fulfill purity requirements, will soon be getting a makeover at a new location on East Main St, with more than half of the costs already committed.  To assure proper long-term building upkeep, the Foundation will match contributions to the facility’s endowment, up to $100,000.  Nowadays, mikvahs are used by broader constituents of Jewish life than in the past, including conversions.   One online directory reports 118 newly-built mikvahs since 2000, ranging from modest to plush, with special bridal suites.   Read more here.

 

 

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