960 straight hours of pure Divine mercy

12/26/5778 07.08.2018

Beat the odds.

After Cheit Ha’eigel, the Jewish people were up against the odds. It was a really tough situation. It was a really bad summer. It looked like it was all over for them; no way out.

Sometimes, just saying you’re sorry isn’t enough.

So how did they beat the odds? How did they regain what they lost, and even come out ahead?

That’s why we have the forty days. 960 straight hours of pure Divine mercy.

Yes, it’s the forty days of Rachamim that Moshe Rabbeinu spent in Heaven, beseeching on behalf of the Jewish people, that concluded in a very fine finale indeed: The second set of Luchos. The building of the Mishkan. The eternally recurring atonement of Yom Kippur. Salachti.

Against all odds, the Jewish people actually came out ahead!

These very same 40 days, Vaad Harabbanim’s emissaries will be stationed at the Kosel Hamaaravi and the other Mekomos Hakedoshim, to pray non-stop, 24/7, until Neilah on Yom Kippur, for Vaad Harabbanim’s donors.

That means for you. With this power behind you, you can do it. You can beat all odds and come out ahead.

Salachti.

 

Yes, Elul.

Every big and little thing that happens to you today – whatever happened to you from last Rosh Hashanah until now – is because of Elul, because of these forty days of rachamim, because of the tefilos at the Mekomos HaKedoshim, because of the tzedaka you gave last year, and will give this year.

It’s all written in the books up there in heaven. Every good thing, every not-so-good thing, the big events, and all the little ones that add up to something really big when they keep recurring.

That’s why you want to get a head-start on it all, right at the beginning of the forty days. You don’t want it to slip through your fingers this time. Forty is a meaningful number, and if that means anything to you, grab it now, while forty is still forty, and not thirty-nine or twenty-three or six.

Forty days of Rachamei Shamayim. Forty days of davening at the Kosel Hamaaravi and the Mekomos Hakedoshim. Forty days that promise a whole year of success and good tidings for you and your whole family, in ruchniyus and in gashmiyus.

960 straight hours of pure Divine mercy.

It’s all going to be written down in those books, whether you like it or not. But you can decide what it will say.

The 24/7 tefilos of Vaad Harabbanim at all the right places, non-stop,straight through the most important 40 days of your life. Powered by your tzedakah and by the participation and fervent blessings of the Gedolei Hadors hlita.

How many days are in a leap year?

Don’t worry, the thirteenth month is on us. Just send in your donation and your names for tefilah now, and 13 months of blessing and success are about to begin!!!

The prayers are around the clock without break. The emissaries switch off in their shifts one after another at the Kosel Hamaaravi. One is reciting SeferTehillim, another is mentioning your names and special prayer requests. When one Sefer Tehillim finishes, the next begins. When one emissary finishes his tefilah, another one takes his place.

So it is for forty days straight! Shabbos and weekday, in the wee hours of the morning, at high noon when the burning summer sun is beating down on the stones of the Kosel plaza, day in and day out. Even on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. No kidding. It’s 24/7 in the full sense of the term.

960 straight hours of pure Divine mercy.

And it’s not just at the Kosel.

It is at Kever Rachel, where the tears of Mama Rachel make all the difference.

It is at R. Shimon bar Yochai, for whom miracles were commonplace.

From Rosh Chodesh Elul on, talmidei chachamim will be going to Amukah, to the Shelah in Teveriah, and to other Mekomos Hakedoshim. It’s all for you, dear donor.

960 straight hours of pure Divine mercy.

960 Melitzei Yosher

960 hours of Tefilah – and 960 needy families of Vaad Harabbanim will receive a life-saving allocation, thanks to you.

960 homes that are hoping and longing for the Elul campaign of Vaad Harabbanim. Nine hundred and sixty stories of suffering and deprivation that are calling out for your urgent donation. They need it like you need air to breathe.

Troubled homes with stories so heartbreaking that you wouldn’t even want to hear the details. We can’t tell you the worst things, because the details are just too much.

It is 960 hours of Tefilah, for the sake of 960 desperate families, and that makes 960 malachim melitzei yosher for you.

Nine hundred and sixty powerful and pure angels speaking in Heaven on your behalf, right when you need it the most!!!

For sure, this is the right way to start out the year. It all begins now. With your donation to Vaad Harabbanim’s Elul campaign of 960 hours of non-stop Tefilah.

Do it now. It’s for your own sake.  960 hours of Tefilah, 960 needy families, 960 malachim melitzei yosher for you.