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Tevilah in St Thomas

8 January, 2009

Question:

i will be on vacation in st. thomas when i will need to use the mikveh. Can you explain to me exactly what i need to do for a kosher tevilah in the ocean?


Answer:

Please see our posted question on immersing in the ocean for more information.

We also recommend checking the website of the local Chabad center, http://www.jewishvirginislands.com/. Look under "Tourist Info" and then under "Mikvah." Currently, the site indicates that there is no official mikvah on the island; however, it gives a phone number for the Chabad rebbetzin. We suggest you make this contact, since she most likely has experience helping tourists with immersion in St Thomas.

B'hatzlacha, and enjoy your vacation!


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