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R. Jacobson: ‘Invest in Mikvah’

While touring the nearly completed Mikvah Mei Chaya Mushka in Crown Heights, Rabbi YY Jacobson suggested families invest in this rather than new Sifrei Torah. Full Story

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stop this anti sefer torah campaign!
June 20, 2013 9:57 pm

I think its time COL stopped this anti sefer torah campaign. Never have sofrim needed parnassa more than now and there are still plenty of shuls and shluchim who could benefit from this wonderful mitzvah and a new sefer torah. Of course there are no shortage of charities and mosdos that need money, but why pick on sefer torah which is a beautiful mitzvah. Maybe col should be telling people to spend less on weddings, lechaims and other simchos which are less of a mitzvah than ksivas sefer torah. Finally, perhaps col should stop publicizing every time a person writes… Read more »

to #16
June 20, 2013 2:34 am

he meant staying at home with baby instead of going to his shiur (kevihus)

Father's can't nurse
June 20, 2013 1:26 am

When baby needs to feed and won’t take a bottle, he’s baby sitting! Yes, fathers need to interact and love and teach their kids, but mothers are mothers and fathers are supposed to be learning and earning to support their family. Don’t mix up the rolls.
Oh, and give to the mikvah! And to the yeshivas. Am Yisroel Chai!

Rabbi Tevel A.H....
June 20, 2013 12:53 am

Rabbi Tevel told his family not to spend money on a Torah in his honor! “Better to use the money for Ahavas Yisroel!
Schools, Yeshivas, Mikvas, are better choices. People, you want the ‘glory’ of the Torah? Then your missing the point
of Yiddishkite! Poor Rabbi Jacobsen, your speaking to ants, but I always applaud you!!!

to #16
June 19, 2013 11:27 pm

agree with you

to # 15
June 19, 2013 8:41 pm

fathers babysitting? its their kids! we dont say mommy is babysitting their own child

Mikva attendant
June 19, 2013 7:18 pm

There is a TREMENDOUS need for this mikva RIGHT now!
The only mikva in crown heights now has just 12 bathes and 3 shower rooms. On such short summer nights there has been a wait of two hours for a bathroom. Babies are crying for mommy while she must wait for her turn. Fathers must lose precious learning time while babysitting.frustration sets in when a room shuts down due to a sudden plumbing matfunction! Every large community has several mikvaos, only ours must deal with a wharped mentality.
Give, give, give, i did.

CH newly married
June 19, 2013 6:09 pm

I dread going to the CH mikvah and getting an old room. Let there be for once, one new gorgeous Mikvah we can feel comfortable in.

better "investement" than the lavish lechaims
June 19, 2013 5:31 pm

if each lechaim would spend less, and rather donate to the mikve, we would also be mekayim the Rebbe’s wishes and fulfill the mitzva of Baal Tashchis. This could mean a few thousand every week!

The Rebbe sold 770 to build the Mikve on Union St.
June 19, 2013 4:32 pm

We all remember how the Rebbe told us that he sold 770 in order to facilitate the rebuilding of the Mikve on Union Street. This should teach us where our priorities should be regarding Mikve vs. anything else. Besides, there are many Poskim who clearly say that one should sell a Sefer Torah in order to build a Mikve.

Wow!
June 19, 2013 3:33 pm

Great undertaking.R
‘Todah’ COLlive.com., Rabbi Moshe Pinson., and Elazar Raichik (The man in the white shirt, in 2nd photo, and 3rd from the right in 3rd photo.)
Mr. Raichik is an excellent technician with varied skills.
Boruch Hoffinger

Invest ?
June 19, 2013 2:37 pm

Does this mean you get your money back and some…?

support aliya (and make an aliya for girls) THATS WHAT THIS COMMUNITY NEEDS
June 19, 2013 2:34 pm

love, a frusterated teen

Donate by check
June 19, 2013 2:13 pm

Make check payable to: Mei Chaya Mushka Mikvah Inc
Mail check to: 383 Kingston Ave., Suite 228, Brooklyn, NY 11213

a concern person
June 19, 2013 2:13 pm

mikva or schools these 2 are more important than bringinging a new sefer torah and put in a shul that has 30 s.torah god knows when will be a turn for the new sefer torah to be used. but mikvah and schools for our children must get funds and run 24/7.

Agree
June 19, 2013 2:12 pm

YY is 100% right
the future is our future

May sell Sefer Torahs to build a mikvah...
June 19, 2013 2:01 pm

BH
Mikvah is clearly a very high priority, as is education and Chesed to those in need. But without shalom bayit, which mikvah helps enhance, there is nothing.
We are in the process of undertaking just such a project in Jerusalem, so pray you are successful and then us too.
Ours will focus on educating about the mitzvah of Taharas Hamishpacha, almost like a museum, and an active mikvah as well in the center of town. B’ezras Hashem.

To #2
June 19, 2013 1:32 pm

Mikva is where is all starts and is a real investment for your future! not much less important then the chinuch your son receives.

put $ where needed most
June 19, 2013 1:29 pm

There is no lack of sifrei Torah, being written left and right…and then not used most of the time. There are dire communal needs which are way underfunded, and funds used to support them will definitely stand in even better stead for those in whose memory and zechus they are given!

Zevi
June 19, 2013 1:15 pm

We should give to the mikvah and invest in our schools,

there is no investment unless you will have a part of it in the future, our school and children is where we should invest in and we should give and help all the other mosdos

to rabbi jacobson
June 19, 2013 1:03 pm

Invest in our schools!!

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