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שאלות ותשובות

Kashrut supervision of Mikvahs

What is the Va'ad Ha'Kashrut of Merkaz L'Taharat Ha'Mishpacha?
The Va'ad Ha'Kashrut is an integral department of Merkaz Le'Taharat Ha'Mishpacha. Ha'Gaon Rabbi Ahron Yehuda Leib Steinman zatza"l and Rabbi Avrohom Ganichovsky zatza”l, founded the Va'ad after finding serious issues regarding the kashrus of existing facilities. Rabbis Steinman and Ganichovsky established the Kashrut Department as an integral department of Merkaz L'Taharat Ha'Mishpacha.
Unfortunately, in many communities, there is a lack of regular maintenance and control checks. This causes a build-up of issues that render the Mikvah halachicly unusable. A Va'ad Ha'Kshrus prevents this by continually visiting the Mikvah facilities and maintaining constant supervision of the Mikvah's condition. When needed, the Va'ad will oversee repairs such as rainwater pipes, trenches, rooftop maintenance, water reservoirs Boros, and all other maintenance required.
A Mikvah is a ritual bath used for purification. There are countless halachot regarding the proper manner of how to build a Mikvah and how to maintain its special status. Just as t is accepted by all Torah observant Jews that there is a need for the supervision of all food products to assure their kashrut, so too is there a need for the monitoring of Mikvahs. Supervisors check the Boros, making sure there is no leakage of water from the reservoirs, and that the Mikvahs are adequately filled. .