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July 22, 2022
Idaho to gets first ‘mikvah’ as part of $3.5 million Chabad construction project
(JNS) — A new $3.5 million construction project at Chabad Lubavitch of Idaho in Boise will include the state’s first Jewish ritual bath, also known as a mikvah, reported the local KTVB 7 news.
“This is a tremendous milestone that we are here today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Chabad Jewish Center,” said Rabbi Mendel Lifshitz at a ceremony on Wednesday.
The center opened in 2004. The Jewish population in Idaho is about 0.1 percent of the state’s total population, according to the...