A new kuntres published by Rabbi Elozor Raichik, takes a closer look at the Rebbe Rashab’s Mikvah as proof of the importance of following his guidance in the building of mikvaos.
Rabbi Elozor Raichik, a world-renowned mikvah expert has published his third kuntres on mikvaos. This third kuntres clarifies that for a mikva to be operational and approved according to the guidelines and directives of the Rebbe Rashab, it needs two integral components.
The first is, bor al gabai bor, or a cistern on top of a cistern. The bor mei geshem, rainwater tank, must be under the bor hatevilah, immersion pool. The rainwater also needs to be changed out on a regular basis, at least once a year.
The kuntres contains letters of support concurring with this point from Harav Eliyahu Landau, a worldwide expert on mikvaos and widely regarded as the number one leading authority in regards to the mikva in Rostov, Russia. Harav Berel Levine, Head Librarian of Agudas Chasidei Chabad Library and author of Sefer Seder Tikkunei Hamikvaos and many other books, Harav YY Feigelstock, Rov of the Lubavitch community of Argentina, and author of Sefer Mikvah K’Halacha and the Beis Din of Chabad Rabbanim of Israel.
This new kuntres has many pictures from the Rebbe Rashab’s original mikva in Rostov, Russia with explanations attached to each picture.
In addition to his new publication, Rabbi Raichik recently supervised the construction and building of two new mikvaos in Riverwoods IL, that are set to open in mid-5783.