Bochurim Eliyahu Ezagui and Yisrael Elkayim, who are visiting Russia from the states, visited the Rebbe Rashab’s recently renovated home in Rostov, which houses a mikvah that was used by three Chabad Rebbeim.
By Anash.org reporter
Bochurim Eliyahu Ezagui and Yisrael Elkayim who are visiting Russia from the states, visited the Rebbe Rashab’s recently renovated home in Rostov and photographed their experience to share it with others.
The visit was arranged by their teacher, Rabbi Yitzchak HaCohen Kogan, head shochet of Russia, who is dedicated to restoring Russia’s holy sites. Recently, he worked on renovating the Rashab Rebbe’s house.
The bochurim saw the zal where yeshiva students would learn, the shul, the Yechidus room, the apartment of the Rebbe Rashab and the Frierdiker Rebbe, the farbrengen room, the balcony where the sukkah was built, the kitchen and bedrooms. Parts of the original house have been left, so that visitors can see what it was like when the Rebbe Rashab was there.
A highlight of their visit was seeing the mikvah that was used by three Chabad Rebbeim: the Rebbe Rashab, the Frierdiker Rebbe and the Rebbe. The water in the mikvah is the original water from when the house was purchased.
When they bought the house, they knew that there was a mikveh in the basement. After some digging, they found that there was still water inside. Rabbi Kogan was very particular to ensure that the water remained the same. Even while doing renovations on the house, the workers were careful not to touch the water, so that the water that the Rebbeim toiveled in remains there today.