Jewish Philanthropist Mouli Cohen and Wife Stacy Cohen Provide Support for the Development of a New Mikveh in Dresden

July 14, 2009

DRESDEN, Germany, July 14 /PRNewswire/ — The Jewish community of Dresden has broken ground on construction of a new Mikveh, a purifying immersion pool, designated for use by the Jewish population of this historic city.

The Mikveh construction is being funded by international entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Samuel Mouli Cohen. Rabbi Schneur Havlin, rabbi of the Jewish community of Dresden, said, “We are extremely grateful to Mouli Cohen for his involvement in this project. The city of Dresden is populated by 1200 Jews for whom, until now, the closest Mikveh was located in Berlin or Prague at a distance of over 6 hours of travel. With his generosity many of the Jews in this community will be able to experience a Mikveh in their community. The vengeance for the holocaust is reflected in the image of this purifying pool.”

The city of Dresden is known as one of the leading German cities, marked as a prominent culture center in Europe and remaining as such since WWII. During the war, the city was known for the heavy bombing over it by the allies, which claimed the lives of 35,000 citizens. This bombing served as retaliation for the horrifying holocaust initiated by the Nazis and their associates.

Traditionally the Mikveh was and continues to be referred to as a symbol of holiness and of the continuity of the Jewish nation. Seemingly though, there is even more significance for this particular city which so closely symbolizes the dreadful holocaust.

The new Mikveh construction is being overseen by Rabbi Schneur Havlin, rabbi of the Jewish community of Dresden. “This purifying Mikveh symbolizes the continuity of the Jewish nation and is extremely important for the Jewish community in Dresden, The Rabbinical Center of Europe and for the Matanel Foundation,” said Rabbi Havlin.

“I am extremely pleased to participate in this vital project alongside the Rabbinical Center of Europe and the Matanel Foundation since this incentive is conducive to the perpetuation of the Jewish nation and of its future existence,” said Mr. Cohen.

The Mikveh construction is slated for completion in 2010.

About Mouli Cohen

Mr. Cohen is a successful entrepreneur who has founded and developed successful ventures in biotechnology, high technology, digital media and entertainment sectors. He has balanced his success in business with extensive philanthropic activities. Over the years he has supported children’s charities, food programs, medical research as well as education projects both in the U.S. and abroad. He is married to author and lifestyle consultant Stacy Cohen (http://www.stacycohen.com). See his website at http://www.moulicohen.com and learn more at http://www.linkedin.com/in/moulicohen

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