Thank G-d I am happy to be writing you from a peaceful Jerusalem despite the plans of our enemies – may we continue to be protected!
First the good news… Mazel Tov to ‘Sara’ who started dating her husband on the first day her prayer agent went to the Kotel, to ‘Binyamin’ who got a job on day 37 at the Kotel, to ‘Bracha’ who gave birth to a healthy baby after our prayers and to ‘Vicky’ whose husband’s court case was incredibly successful. Keep sending in your stories! We love hearing them and we feel a special privilege to be part of the most sensitive aspects of your lives.
Well…it’s almost Elul. It’s almost Judgment Day. Life is almost starting again and anything can happen.
The future is ours to create, the past is ours to erase. There’s strength in numbers and in partnerships and we can help each other to be more successful!
The verse from Shir HaShirim, “Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li” (“I am to my beloved as my beloved is to me”) alludes to the time between Rosh Chodesh Elul and Yom Kippur when Moshe went up to Har Sinai to pray for the forgiveness of the Jewish people. This is so because the total gematria of the last letter of each word equals exactly 40 (the number of days Moshe ascended to pray).
There is a very special power to praying these 40 days from R”Ch Elul to Yom Kippur. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a talmid chacham pray for you at the Kotel!
What will be – only Hashem knows. But what can be depends largely on the efforts you put forth towards it.
Thank you for partnering with us in supporting Torah in the most important place in the world! I only pray that Hashem keeps rewarding you and blessing us to be the channel through which your prayers are soon answered!
Shana Tova u’Metuka!