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Witness to a Miracle at World’s Lowest Ritual Bath

March 5, 2008
Students from the Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical seminary in Arad, Israel, joined their teacher, Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn, to view what has been termed a miracle in the town of Neot Hakikar just south of the Dead Sea. The location’s mikvah, which had been completed weeks ago, was rendered unusable until a freak rainfall last week. Jewish law stipulates that ritual baths contain a reservoir of rain water.
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A mikvah’s reservoir must contain a certain minimum amount of water to be deemed kosher. Together with the structure’s architect, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn, measures the water level in the new mikvah of Neot Hakikar, Israel. A freak rainstorm struck the desert locale last week.
A mikvah’s reservoir must contain a certain minimum amount of water to be deemed kosher. Together with the structure’s architect, Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Yaakov Mendelzohn, measures the water level in the new mikvah of Neot Hakikar, Israel. A freak rainstorm struck the desert locale last week.

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