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Watch: Why Aliya is Building a First of Its Kind Mikvah

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin and Rabbi Note Shemtov of Aliya Youth Center explain why they are building a revolutionary new first-of-its-kind Mikvah for men in Crown Heights which has never been done before. Full Story, Video

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January 26, 2021 11:54 am

Moshe Fieglin is the real deal. Open your Wallets guys

Tears
January 26, 2021 12:08 pm

What a refined and beautiful idea!

So Beautiful!
Reply to  Tears
January 26, 2021 3:55 pm

So emotional

Thank you
January 26, 2021 12:17 pm

Many boys do not feel comfortable going to the Mikva in public. I hope other cities will take note and copy (doesn’t need to be fancy just private)

gender
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January 26, 2021 3:33 pm

I like the out-of-the-box thinking for this. Made me wonder why traditionally women almost always had privacy for mikva and men did not. would be interesting to find the halachic and social sources and origins for this discrepancy. and then trying to maintain contemporary “equal rights” perspective in the conversation. How and why did authority and leadership decide that it’s ok for men to be nude together and women not. Also interesting is the reasoning that led to this new mikva design. Seems that it’s not just simple natural universal shyness that this is seeking to address, but rather trauma.… Read more »

beg to differ
Reply to  gender
January 26, 2021 10:39 pm

I dont think that the current protocols of men/women mikvah are dictated by “authority and leadership”. It is all a matter of personal preference, space and practicality.
However, I think it would be proper to put shower curtains in all shower stalls. I have seen these in many out of town men’s mikvaos.

Not such a new concept
Reply to  gender
January 27, 2021 12:08 am

Happy for CRown Heights. Beautiful initiative. I live in Efrat, Israel and two of the mikvaot for men are one-at-a-time. One was built that way when the town was built over 30 years ago. Hatzlacha!!

History
Reply to  gender
January 27, 2021 1:07 am

I think that in the past women used to go to mikva together. Ever heard of public bath houses?

Wonder No More
Reply to  gender
January 27, 2021 12:11 pm

You wonder why traditionally women almost always had privacy for mikva and men did not.

The answer is quite obvious. When women go to Mikvah, it is their “Mikvah Night”. Why in the world would a Tzniusdike woman want anyone else (besides the mikvah lady) to know that?
When men go to Mikvah, every day, it is to purify themselves to be holy for Prayer. What is there to hide from their male peers?

About time
January 26, 2021 2:48 pm

That men’s mikvah’s were even 1% as nice as the women’s mikvah’s.

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