Just one year after the opening of the new Jewish Center in the German city of Berlin, they are celebrating the completion of a brand new mikvah, built according to Chabad custom.
The Mikvah was designed in the style of ancient Roman bathhouses, reflected in all the decor from the tiles to the faucets. A unique glass entryway leads to a room with a magnificent waterfall on a bronze backdrop with the word Mikvah written on it. Art by the famed Michoel Muchnik lines the walls.
“The opening of a new mikvah in Berlin is a new concept,” Rabbi Yehuda Teichtel, Shliach to Berlin, told COLLive. “Many women who never knew about Mikvah before have decided to keep the laws of family purity due to this.”
A crowd of four hundred participated in the grand opening, among them were representatives from 5 governments, community leaders and supporters.
At the event Rabbi Teichtel remembered the victims of the Mumbai massacre, noting that now we have to keep on building and growing stronger than ever before.