As Yom Kippur draws near our trepidation becomes more tangible. It is evidenced by trembling knees, shaking hands and a fast-beating heart. Our sentence for the entire year is about to be decreed. An entire year… who knows what the sentence will be? Who knows what will be missing? Our heart illustrates our fears as if they were facts. Erev Yom Kippur is knocking forcefully, deep within our hearts.
And then, how simple and natural, we look for merits. We have already tried everything, donated, requested, davened and were davened for. And yet, our hearts yearn for more. If we gaze deep within inside us we will discover that what our heart seeks, is ourselves. We are aiming to open our heart, and open it yet more. To let our tears flow, to be cleansed and purified before our loving Father. Because thus, and only thus, can we feel worthy of passing through the gates of this Holy Day. And then, as if from the depths, the answer is upon us… Rebbi Shimon Bar Yochai! Meron! He is worthy of being relied upon in times of need! By Rebbi Shimon the wellsprings of our hearts open wide. By Rebbi Shimon we can obtain a thorough, complete defense for ourselves and those dearest to us. By Rebbi Shimon… if only we could travel there ourselves.
Even those who live in Meron, Tzfat, and Teveria have no access on Erev Yom Kippur. The crowds are overwhelming. But our hearts yearn, and strive, specifically on this holy day. And Kupat Ha'ir, as always, have taken it upon themselves. Our special messenger is heading to Meron on Erev Yom Kippur. A messenger who knows how to daven, and will take with him the entreaties of the nation. All donors whose names are submitted by the evening before, will merit having their name mentioned at this special tefilloh.
Don't miss out on the special merit of being present at Meron on Erev Yom Kippur, of having your names davened for on this holy day. Don't miss out on the merit of the tzedakah, the most mehudar tzedakah, and your messenger will set out to Meron to daven for you. Don't miss out – Your life is in your hands!