Above: The late Rebbe of Tosh Rabbi Meshulam Feivsh Lowy
Hasidic Group To Charge Adherents $40 Each To Immerse In Mikva Water Used To Immerse Dead Rebbe’s Body
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Is this even Jewish?
The administration of the mikvah (ritual bath) used by the chevrah kadisha (burial society) in the hasidic enclave of Kiryas Tosh in Canada as decided not to change the water in the mikvah, which was used for the immersion of the body of the elderly Rebbe of Tosh Rabbi Meshulam Feivish Lowy after he passed away August 11 at age 94.
Instead, Tosh intends to leave the water unchanged and charge hasidim – some of whom will be traveling from the US and other countries to Tosh for the High Holidays – $40 a pop to immerse in it before or during the holidays, Behadrei Haredi reported – an almost certain violation of health codes and something that is appears not to be a known Jewish custom.