So explain our holy sources; the spark ignited during Shovavim grows bigger each year, such that the light of Shovavim helps to bring closer the the geulah-the light of Moshiach. Therefore, these days are especially auspicious for nissim- miraculous events. This year, then, each and every Jew is capable of achieving what Jews in previous generations were unable to achieve. These days are as powerful as the Aseres Ymai Teshuvah, reveals the Tiferes Aharon: "(The prayers of) Yisrael are received like during the Aseres Ymai Teshvah (during Shovavim)."
When Yisrael cries out to Hashem during these days- they merit that their tefillos are accepted immediately!
The Terumos HaDeshen writes that nowadays we redeem the fast with tzedaka money. With tzedaka to Kupat Ha'ir, one can redeem the Shovavim fast.
We all make extra efforts during these days- some daven more; some learn more; some fast and give more to tzedaka, which helps feed thousands of poverty-stricken Yidden. This is his hishtadlus- to fulfill "b'chal m'odecha" with hidur- an enhancement of the mitzvah.
We present three tefillah options at different holy sites:
- Four different Kupat Ha'ir emissaries will simultaneously be davening at four different holy sites, for daily, consecutive tefillos during the weeks of Shemos; Va'era; Bo; Beshalach; Yisro; and Mishpatim at the Kosel HaMa'aravi, Kever Rochel, Me'aras HaMachpela, Amuka, and the tziyun of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron. This means forty-two complete days in which your names and individual requests will be prayed for at these holy sites.
- We find in the holy sefarim that it is written:
"We are accustomed to complete the sefer Tehillim at ashmores of yom shishi in the parshiyos of Shovavim.." at the Kosel HaMa'aravi, Kever Rochel, Me'aras HaMachpela, Amuka and the tziyun of Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai in Meron, and also
at the kevarim of Maran ba'al haKehillos Yaakov; Maran ba'al haChazon Ish; Maran HaRav Shteineman; Maran Harav Wosner; Maran Harav M.Y. Lefkowitz; Maran HaAvi Ezri; and K'K the Admo"r m'Viznitz zichronam tzaddikim l'vracha: press here >>>
- At the same time, each leil shishi, after chatzos, a special emissary of Kupat ha'ir will daven at the kevarim of Maran ba'al haKehillos Yaakov; Maran ba'al haChazon Ish; Maran HaRav Shteineman; Maran Harav Wosner; Maran Harav M.Y. Lefkowitz; Maran HaAvi Ezri; and K'K the Admo"r m'Viznitz zichronam tzaddikim l'vracha. At each of these seven tziyunim, the seven "shepherds" of Klal Yisrael, your name and request will be mentioned individually, to bring down Divine compassion and salvation.
And you also, during this times, while you are sitting at home and your heart is directed Above; you will know that at these very moments they are davening for you; they are pleading on your behalf; they are presenting your request before the King of Kings. At these exalted moments, they are praying that all obstacles should be removed; that "you should see wondrous yeshuos of Shovavim."