Rehovot has 9 mikva'ot. Its also a relatively small city with a wagon-wheel design that is infinitely walkable. Any hiloni woman who wants access to a mikva is already within a reasonable walk (and quick drive) of one. This "urgent need" is not rooted in the city's reality, and is just another imposition by grasping "know-better" religious authoritarians. You don't endear proud and happy people to Torah and tradition by telling them they are lacking, defining their needs for them, or cramming it down their throats. The hilonim, not datim, built the state of Israel. They are thriving. If you want them to be more engaged in Jewish tradition you have to convince them it brings beauty and meaning rather than trying to ram it down their throats with haughty self-assuredness.
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