Telman Benyaminov initiated the construction of
both Mikvehs in 2013. The mikve for women was erected in honor and memory of
his mother, Shushan Bat Mardahay.
The mikvah construction incorporates an ablutions
pool, as required in Judaism. Mikvah is now practiced not just for family
purity, but also for the initiation of male and female proselytes into Judaism.
A woman must bath in the mikvah at the end of her monthly menstrual cycle in
order to maintain marital purity. As a result, the mikvah, more than the
synagogue, is considered as the grounds of Jewish family life. Only “living” water – that is,
water of natural origin – can deliver spiritual purification. As a result, a
mikvah is built to seem like natural water.