By COLlive reporter
In time for Yud Aleph Nissan, on which thousands come to the Rebbe‘s resting place in Cambria Heights in Queens to mark his birthday, a nearby Mikvah is reopening.
Mikvah Yisroel on 224-16 Francis Lewis Blvd., which had been closed for several months by order of the city of New York, is now open to the public once again.
“After many months of hard work, Baruch Hashem we have managed to obtain all the necessary permits, including a certificate of occupancy,” notified Rabbi Gedalya Shemtov, Director of the Shluchim Office which owns the house.
He thanked Mr. Sholom Laine and Mr. Bentzion Turk who assisted with the costs.
The original construction of Mikvah Yisroel was done thanks to contributions from Rabbi Sholom Duchman, Yossi Duchman, Lev Leviev, Levi Mochkin, Rabbi Yitzchok Raitport and several others.
Mikvah Yisroel is located at the side entrance of 224-16 Francis Lewis Blvd, a minute’s walk from Ohel Chabad-Lubavitch and is open 24 hours.
A second Mikvah serving Lubavitchers and Ohel visitors is located around the block and run by Rabbi Abba Refson.