3 Profound Chassidic Teachings About Mikvah

While immersing in a mikvah might seem like a simple act, teachings from the Chassidic masters reveal the depth behind the action. Read three profound teachings about the effect a mikvah has on a person.

While immersing in a mikvah might seem like a simple act, teachings from the Chassidic masters reveal the depth behind the action. Read three profound teachings about the effect a mikvah has on a person.

The Alter Rebbe taught: The transparent and lifegiving water of a mikvah is a physical manifestation of Hashem’s pure, infinite and transcendent pleasure. When you immerse yourself you should intend that you are dissolving into Hashem’s simple oneness. (Siddur Im Dach, Kavonas Mikvah.)

Rabbi Aaron of Karlin taught: Although depression is obviously not a sin, dullness of heart brought about by depression is darker than that brought by even the most vulgar of sins. Likewise, mikvah is obviously not a mitzvah [for men], but the goodness brought on by the mikvah cannot be granted by even the greatest mitzvah. (Kene­ses Yis­roel, 73a‑b)

Rabbi Michel of Zlotchov related that the Baal Shem Tov once said to him, “I have achieved that Hashem considers immersing in the mikvah as if one has spent an entire day fasting.” (Sipurei Tzadikim Hachodosh, #16)

Bnai Emunoh Chabad is currently holding a campaign to raise the necessary funds to build new state-of-the-art mikvaos in Greenfield, Pittsburgh. Through your involvement and donation, we can bring this mitzvah closer to home (literally) for so many, in an act of pure giving. Let’s show the community of Greenfield that we care and are ready to partner in their growth! 

Help build our mikvah!

https://greenfieldmikvah.com

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