This past week, the chanukas habayis of a brand new mikvah in the Sokolniki neighborhood of Moscow, Russia, was celebrated.
The gorgeous new mikvah was sponsored by a number of generous benefactors, including, Boruch Bentzion Gurwicz, Issey Zekrib, and the Chanzin family.
The mikvah is unique in many ways, not the last of which is the fact that it was built with pure gold.
The event was attended by Jews from all over the city, as well as guests from Eretz Yisroel, who were all welcomed by Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, who honored the guests with affixing mezuzos to the mikvah building.
Rabbi Lazar praised the donors for embracing the opportunity to participate in the glorifying and strengthening of the mitzvah of mikvah.
Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, rov of Tzefas, was one of the distinguished guests from Israel. Another was Zevulun Yakubov, who worked hard to ensure the construction of the mikvah proceeded.
Rabbi Avraham Beckerman addressed the assemblage.
Andy Heller – Matzav.com Newscenter