Question:

Dear Rabbi,

Why does the jewish community have a selective yet natural health to welcome of course a mikveh but yet not often in smaller cities.

I had read the first thing a community must have is a mikveh. It seems they go up anywhere with none. I am in a city with one that is private and I am not invited. But I go 40 minutes to easily the best kollel and daven and use a mikveh. It is so warm and so friendly that we never fixed the entourage to see that the fancy arrive. We are so happy.

If we can ever get a movement to build mikvehs, is there a fund that one can donate to? I would really like to see my own town with one for many our people and I can attest I move faster, feel better and eat better now that we have been myself using one regular. It is the best thing about Hashems universe..

Shalom.

Answer:

The gemorah that you are quoting is referring to a mikva for women, who do not become tahor until they go to the mikva. Therefore every city or town needs a mikva. A mikva for men is for kedusha etc., but it isn’t on the same level of urgency, therefore there are many places that don’t have one. If you have a place to go to a men’s mikva that is great.

Best wishes

 

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