Now, when we so desperately need zechuyos, all of Klal Yisroel can be part of a powerful tefillah of unprecedented magnitude.
Beginning on Rosh Chodesh Elul, and continuing for 40 consecutive days the Gedolei V’tzaddikei Hador shlit’a, will personally go daven at the Kosel HaMaaravi on behalf of those who contribute tzedakah to Kupat Ha’ir.
The intense tefillos will continue past Yom Kippur all the way through Isru Chag of Sukkos!!
Yes, yes, we are referring to those very same Gedolim who are at “the frontlines”, the ones we are all familiar with and consult regularly regarding every minor and major decision in our lives.
These lofty souls channel their love for every yid into something tangible and practical. They have agreed to take part in a special rotation, wherein each of them will personally visit the Kosel, beginning Rosh Chodesh Elul and continuing all the way through to Isru Chag of Sukkos – every day of the Yemei Rachamim – to daven for a good year on behalf of those who contribute tzedakah to Kupat Ha’ir.
Together, a powerful 40-consecutive-day tefillah at the Kosel will be created.
It is written in the Zohar Hakadosh that a tefillah that is offered for 40 consecutive days “is certain to be answered”. How much greater is its power when that tefillah is uttered by our Gedolei V’tzaddikei Hador, whom all of Klal Yisrael revere, and for whom people are willing to wait hours in line to receive their blessings.
On one of these days, Maran Hagaon Harav Aharon Yehudah Leib Steinman, shlit’a, will travel to the Kosel to pray on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir. On another day, Maran the Vizhnitzer Rebbe, shlit’a, will be mashpia, with his tefillos, at the holy site that contributors to Kupat Ha’ir merit a good and sweet year.
Yet another day will find Maran the Slonimer Rebbe, shlit’a, there, davening on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir.
Maran Hagaon Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit’a, will travel to the Kosel on one of these days and he too will pray on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir.
As Rosh Hashanah approaches, contributors to Kupat Ha’ir will merit the pure tefillah of Maran the Sanzer Rebbe, shlit’a, who will pray at the holy site on their behalf.
One day, Maran Hagaon Harav G. Edelstein, Shlit’a, will be at the Kosel to daven, and Maran the Biale Rebbe, shlit’a, will come on another to beseech Hashem with his pure tefillos – and so, every day throughout the Yemei Rachamim, the Gedolei Umanhigei Hador, shlit’a, will arrive at the Kosel HaMaaravi to pray on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir.
During these awe inspiring days all of Klal Yisroel seek additional merits. Can there be anything greater and more powerful than having the Gedolei Hador come pray on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir?
Could a Yid hope for a greater merit than having his own fervent prayers be accompanied by the exalted prayers of these giants on his behalf? Can we turn down this opportunity and close our hands and hearts to this appeal for tzedakah?
It would be unthinkable and presumptuous for any individual to personally request of one of these Gedolim to travel to the Kosel and daven on his behalf.
And yet, here is your opportunity to have all these giants, these greats, come to the Kosel and do just that. To daven on your behalf that you be granted a sweet new year. They will come in person - not content to send any messengers - these Gedolim, who are intimately familiar with the pathways of Shamayim and the garden of Tefilla.
Every day, a Gadol – one of the giants of our generation – will visit the Kosel. For 40 days continuously, day after day after day without letup, tefillahs will be uttered on your behalf starting Rosh Chodesh until the end of the Yemei Rachamim, 40 consecutive days, which carries a special segulah for the acceptance of tefillah.
Could you ever have dreamed to merit something like this? Have you ever contemplated the significance of having one Gadol daven on your behalf at the Kosel? How much more so – all these Gedolim? Perhaps this will be the additional merit that will tip the scales of justice in your favor? Perhaps this is what will elevate all your tzedakos and tefillos of the past year? When your life hangs in the balance – is that a time to hesitate? Don’t you want to feel you did your very best on your and your family’s behalf? All these Tzaddikim! What an awe-inspiring thought!
We read quotes of their words with a sense of awe. If we are at an event at which they are participating, we feel so fortunate, and hurry over to request a brachah – and now they will conduct a forty-day prayer session to pray for everything we hold dear.
A Tzaddik Decrees
Hakadosh Baruch Hu gives our leaders the special power of “Tzadik Gozer V’Hashem Mekayem.”. The prayers of we ordinary people cannot come close to those of these greats. Our thoughts have not been purified; our tefillos fall far short. The minds of these giants are full of Torah; their hearts are ready to fulfill Hakadosh Baruch Hu’s will at any given moment. A person chosen to lead the tzibur is granted tremendous koach. Hakadosh Baruch Hu gives him the power to ask – and receive.
Kupat Ha’ir has the zechus to tap into this koach and harness it for the good of the klal. Will you allow this incredible event to take place without ensuring that your family be included? Who can remain impassive in the face of such a powerful tefillah? Who deems such a tefillah unnecessary during these days?
We are afraid. The Yom Hadin approaches and all certainty disappears. Everything and everyone is judged anew. Kidneys, lungs, heart, peace of mind, nachas, and children. Everything is weighed.
This world abounds with spiritual and physical dangers. Parents need an endless amount of Siyata D’Shmaya to successfully raise children in a peaceful frame of mind.
We must think of this tefilla as a protective shield, and acquire its benefits before they are actually needed! Let us heed the call of our Creator who is calling to us while changes can still be made!
With our very lives hanging in the balance, how can anyone feel that having such a tefillah added to his personal zechuyos is superfluous, unnecessary or excessive? We are told to increase our tefillos during this time; can there be a better way to do that? We are told to give tzedakah; is there any tzedakah more mehudar than this one? We are told about the power of a tzaddik – can there possibly be a 40-day period that will shake the very heavens to a greater degree?
Fifty Gedolei Hador understood that a tefillah on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir is a necessary and important undertaking – and we hesitate? They believe in tzedakah, in tefillah, in your life – do you? This is a tefillah with the power to rip apart unfavorable decrees and tips the scales in our favor. Fifty tzaddikim will decree- and Hakadosh Baruch Hu will fulfill.
When a millionaire hires a battery of top-notch attorneys to defend him in litigation, we would all agree that it is a worthwhile expenditure. Now, before Yom Hadin, you need to hire the best attorneys in the world.
Maranan Hagaon Harav Y. Edelstein and Hagaon Harav Finkel, shlit’a, will cry out from the bottom of their hearts at the Kosel on behalf of contributors to Kupat Ha’ir. Contributors to Kupat Ha’ir will also merit the pure prayer of Maran the Alexander Rebbe, shlit’a, on one day, and that of Maran the Sadigura Rebbe, shlit’a, on another day. One day Y. Hillel, shlit’a, will come. On Rosh Hashanah, it will be Maran the Gava’d of Makova, shlit’a, who will daven, and on the fifteenth day Maran Hagaon Harav Nevenzahl, shlit’a; on Yom Kippur, Maran Hagaon Harav S. Baadani, shlit’a. Hagaon Hatzaddik Rav Elimelech Biderman, shlit’a, will take one day, and so on and so forth.
Every day, a different Gadol will rend the heavens, forming a consecutive super-powerful chain of tefillah. Another Gadol Hador, another Posek Hador…the common denominator is that “Tzaddik Gozer Vahashem Mekayem. Salachti Kidvarecha.”
Can anyone know what the coming year will bring? Everything is determined on Rosh Hashanah.
Hashem stands in judgement of us all, deciding whether or not to grant us, our children, and all of Klal Yisroel the things we wish for most. The rough times you’ve endured over this past year, all were decreed on Rosh Hashana.
At a time when we grab at any opportunity for additional merit, here is one that is literally knocking at your door. Can you watch everyone else join and fail to do so as well? Your future is a huge question mark right now. You are at a crossroads, and need to choose whether to grab onto the tefillah of our holiest Tzaddikim or “go it alone” on this upcoming Yom Hadin.
Thousands of people wait patiently for hours outside the home of Maran Hagaon Harav Chaim Kanievsky, shlit’a, on Rosh Hashanah eve to receive a brachah. We all seek to be blessed by a Tzaddik at such a time. This is an opportunity for so much more than a brachah. This is a tefillah, and not just the tefillah of a single person but the koach of all the Tzaddikim at the holiest site in the world.