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David Zana

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The statement that one who contributes 300 Shekels  on behalf of the thirty penniless orphans getting married this upcoming Chodesh Cheshvan will be zocheh, with Hashem’s help, to make a simchah in his home in the near future, was written and signed by Maran Sar HaTorah Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a.
One who makes this contribution will merit celebrating a simchah in his home in the near future.

!We read these words with awe and excitement. A simchah – in our home – soon – us

Yes, even if we have more than one child waiting anxiously for their bashert, and the yeshua seems very far away, even if we’ve been waiting for a child for more years than we care to count, and in the meantime, our tears flow freely while a baby seems a distant dream; even if we’ve been looking for a house of our own for a number of years, without success; even if parnassah is so difficult and there’s no way we could consider hosting a simcha for anyone – even if a particular difficulty in our life is causing us unbearable distress and robbing us of every shred of peace of mind, even then, and perhaps specifically  then, the letter penned by Maran Sar HaTorah Hagaon Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit”a, serves as a beacon of light and a ray of hope in the midst of the darkness, reminding us that salvation is near

 

We presented four out of the 30 personal stories of the orphans getting married this month. There are another 26 orphaned chassanim and kallos in the same desperate (or even more desperate) straits as them who are also getting married this month. They lack the funds for even the barest minimum of their wedding expenses.
!NIS 300 – they will celebrate their simchah and you will merit a simchah of your own in the near future

A Baby Without A Mother 

“He completes our first dozen,” Ima said with joy, holding her precious infant son close. “Each child is an entire world in his own right, and this little one is no exception.” But half a year later, Ima was rushed to the hospital upon suffering a sudden stroke, and two weeks later, she was carried out on a stretcher and transported to a rehabilitative institution. The staff at the institution could do nothing to help her, however, and Ima remained in a deep sleep for many years before returning her neshamah to her Creator. The children, who had been “like orphans” for so long now became orphans for real.
Nati, the youngest, was just half a year old on that terrible night. He was at the babysitter when the stroke occurred, and he remained there until the babysitter could no longer have him, whereupon he was sent to a different babysitter, and from there, to yet a third. Back home, the remaining children were having a difficult time functioning normally; bringing the baby home was simply not an option.
Life didn’t get any easier as time passed.. The older girls tried to institute a routine that would allow for an atmosphere of happiness and normalcy. Their devotion was incredible and their efforts surpassed what could be expected of teenagers. But a baby? That would be stretching them beyond what they were capable of doing.
And so Nati was shuttled from one caregiver to another, from an aunt to a neighbor, from a ganenet who took pity on him and offered to have him stay with her to a rebbe in cheder a few years later– until finally, when he had enough of moving so frequently, he packed his bags and returned home.
And now Nati is getting getting married with no one to fund his wedding expenses. He made a commitment to the kallah’s side, he’s organizing his aufruf, he’s ordering whatever’s necessary. The kallah isn’t even aware that her chassan personally acquired the money for the gifts she received.
Even strapping young men can cry at night, every night, when no one sees. Our job is to wipe away Nati’s tears with overpowering love and help him arrive at the day of his simchah the way a chassan ought to. Please

Eating Debt

“It’s incredible that you’re getting married off your tenth child. You look so young!” say the women who come to wish Ima Mazel tov at Leizer’s wedding. Ima smiles and returns their blessings, but inside she’s crying.
Of course it’s incredible that she looks so young. No one knows that the reason she lost nearly thirty kilograms has nothing to do with a particularly effective diet and much more to do with the serious disease afflicting her body. In the meantime, the doctors she’d been too had been unable to find a cure. At first, she, too, had been delighted when the kilos had started coming off, but all too soon, the reason had become clear.
“We’ll see which ends first – the disease or me,” she would joke, trying to inject humor into the situation in order to make things easier for her husband and children. But no one laughed at her jokes; the concern in everyone’s eyes grew deeper with each passing day.
And then, all at once, the situation deteriorated so rapidly that one day Ima simply closed her eyes for the last time without even saying goodbye to her loved ones.
Parnassah had always been tight for this family, but now there was no money at all. At first, the children didn’t notice; it took them time to realize that they were eating debts for breakfast, lunch and supper. Every bus trip was paid for with money they didn’t have, and every month, their debt grew by another few thousand shekels.  
And now… now yet another child is about to get married. When Ima passed away, Yonatan had only just celebrated his bar mitzvah. He spent his motherless adolescence burdened by the terrible debt threatening to consume his home. He never asked for anything himself. When all his friends had something – he went without. Persuading him to attend his yeshivah’s camp each summer was a major ordeal, as he knew it wasn’t being paid for. 

!Now is the time to help him. Now

Don’t Cry

“Don’t cry, Ima,” Yaeli says in a pain-filled voice when she finds her mother with red, puffy eyes again. “Don’t cry. I can’t bring Abba back, but I can take some of the burden off your shoulders…”
“How?” her mother asks, breaking down. “How can a fifteen year-old girl shoulder her mother’s burden? How can she pay the electric bill? Can you pay for a tutor for Gadi? Can you pay the home maintenance fee?”
“Yes, you’ll see I can. Not everything, but at least a part. Take the home maintenance fee off your list of worries, Ima.” “And the electric bill, too… it will take me a while, but I’ll do it,” Yaeli concluded, making her way to her bedroom.
When Ima went to lie down a bit, Yaeli went to the Winters, the family in charge of collecting the monthly payment. She quietly made her offer and ever since, the hallways and courtyard were always clean but no one ever saw by whom it actually got cleaned Mrs. Winter never said a word to anyone, but she stopped knocking at the door to ask for the payment. The agreement worked to everyone’s satisfaction.
Yaeli kept her part of the bargain for months She paid the electric bill, funded Gadi’s tutor and took care of the home maintenance fees. Ima began crying less, and that was the best reward in the world. When Ima had to pay a huge dental bill and her anxiety skyrocketed, Yaeli asked her neighbor, Mrs. Winter, to arrange a loan. She promised to pay back a little bit each month.
You see, Yaeli took on various after-school jobs in order to meet all the payments she’d committed to. She worked in a fabric store and a shoe store. Slowly, she went from being a happy, carefree teenager to a young woman with the serious burden of earning a livelihood. The burden on her mother grew heavier with the passage of time. Her widowhood was a heavy burden to bear, and the situation at home grew ever more difficult.
Now Yaeli has finally found her zivug. She is a very special, courageous, devoted and caring young lady. But she has nothing – or rather, she still has the burden of paying for her mother’s dental treatment hanging over her head. She needs to begin preparing for her own wedding without any help at all

A Gift from Shamayim

“Where’s Abba?” the children asked in surprise when they awoke one morning. Instead of hearing their father’s cheerful Modeh Ani song, they found their mother weeping. “Abba went to Yerushalayim,” Ima said, her voice choked with sobs. “Aunt Gila fell during the night and sustained a terrible blow to the head. Daven, children. Ask Hashem to save her.” When the children returned after school, they found Ima waiting for them. Go to friends’ houses,” she told them, tears streaming from her eyes. “I’m going to the levayah.”
When Abba returned from the week of shivah for his sister, he brought along a six-month-old little girl and a bag with a few of her things he’d found in the closet. Sarale was a quiet, well-behaved little girl and the children loved her dearly. When she was seven months and one week old, Ima returned home with another baby. Now the family had two girls just a little bit more than half a year apart… Most people did not know her story but Sarale knew; she would meet with her real siblings and her father from time to time. Eventually, her father remarried, but he was unable to raise her.
What does an adopted girl feel like, raised by her aunt and uncle because her mother passed away when she was a baby and her father cannot raise her?
On the outside, she appears just like all the other children. She gets whatever they get. She helps with the dishes and the shopping and cleanup. But deep inside, she knows that every …shekel she receives is charity
How can a shidduch be found for a girl who has nothing? Incredibly enough, a good shidduch was found. The chassan is a talmid chacham and yerei Shamayim from an excellent .yeshivah
Orphaned at six months of age, Sarale has tried all her life to make do with as little as possible so as not to be a burden on her aunt and uncle. But she, too, deserves to stand under the chuppah like any bas Yisrael, without the humiliation of poverty marking her in shame.
.Please, contribute now, before this unbearably difficult period in her life pushes her over the brink of despair

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