First Mikveh Inaugurated in Monte Carlo, Monaco
By A. Cohen
"I bless the Jewish community of Monte Carlo that it continue with full vigor to realize the prophetic vision of the [resurrection of the] dried bones for many years to come through the serenity of kedusha and the cooperation of the Council of European Rabbis and the various Jewish organizations which operate throughout the Jewish world. I, like everyone present here, am overwhelmed to see the establishment of a mikveh here in the principality of Monaco. Who ever dreamed this would happen!"
This is how, at the height of emotion, HaRav Pinchos Goldschmidt, president of the Council of European Rabbis and Av Beis Din of Moscow, expressed his feelings upon the dedication of the new mikveh in Monte Carlo. This mikveh was made possible by the famed Safra family in memory of their mother, Esther Shifra, and is located in the French quarter of the city, not far from the shul.