A mixture of languages can be heard down on the street in front of 23 Rashbam street, Bnei Brak. Cars park and leave, excited groups of children are waiting for the event, people of all types, ages and sectors are looking forward to their turn to go in to the Rav.
But you don’t need to wait in line.
The Tzaddik is waiting for you!
You donate to the aniyim of the Gadol Hador – so the Gadol Hador wants to grant you his personal present! To meet you face to face, to shake your hand with tremendous appreciation. To shower all the berachos in the world on you!
Rav Chaim Kanievsky dedicated a special coin of blessing and protection for you, and he wishes to meet you and personally bestow his gift upon you.
So you will appreciate what you are doing!
You donate a real lot to Vaad Harabbanim.
Maybe even at this very moment, your monthly donation to Vaad Harabbanim is being processed. Just yesterday, you again dedicated a nice sum to an urgent fund for a sick bachur, and you whispered a tefilah for his health.
Yes. We donate quite a lot to Vaad Harabbanim!
Before Pesach, along with buying matzos, new clothing and home improvements, we dedicate a good sum to Kimcha d’Pis’cha. On Erev Yom Kippur, sometimes when we are already wearing our cloth shoes, we stuff some nice bills into the pushka of Vaad Harabbanim. The aroma of Purim wine is intimately connected to Matanos l’Evyonim via Vaad Harabbanim. And on Sukkos, Chanukah, Erev Shavu’os, Lag b’Omer, vacation – at every special occasion we dedicate a portion to the poor.
At a time of simchah we thank Hashem by giving tzedakah, and in a tense time we daven and give tzedakah. At times of normalcy, we donate more, as a constant shemirah. We remember Hashem’s suffering children.
You donate to the poor people of the Gedolei Hador, and the Gedolei Hador want to express their thanks in your presence!
If we could, we would collect the hundreds of thousands of donors from all the ends of the earth: from Buenos Aires and from London, from Manchester and Paris, from Geneva and Los Angeles and Miami and Toronto and New York. We would put them all on planes and transport them to the Gedolei Hador.
But since this is not possible, one donor will be chosen by lottery, and he will be the representative of all the donors, to receive the thanks and blessing of the Gedolei Hador.
You will arrive in Eretz Yisrael and enter the home of Rav Chaim Shlita. You will sit at the table that has absorbed thousands of hours of pure Torah learning, pick up the fragrance of the Seforim Hakedoshim that are lying open before the Tzaddik. You will sense the closeness to Hashem that has no comparison anywhere in the world. The supernal delight of those who serve Hashem in wholeness and purity.
The Gadol Hador will gaze upon you with his kind eyes and will offer you his gift with infinite appreciation. A holy coin engraved with his handwriting.
Rav Chaim specially requested this coin for Vaad Harabbanim’s donors.
The die was brought to the Rav’s home before casting the coins, and he place his pure hands on them and blessed the donors that they should merit receiving them. The Gadol Hador inscribed a berachah in his own handwriting, personal words to you, and the coins were cast and engraved with Birkas Hatorah.
Then they brought the finished coins to Rav Chaim’s home, and the Rav’s eyes lit up like something you never saw before.
The special segulah is not due to the coin or to the material from which it was formed. The berachah that will enter your home with the gift of the Gadol Hador is due to the Tzaddik’s decree. He chose to send his berachah via a coin engraved with the logo of Vaad Harabbanim!
The Gedolei Hador want you to know! They invite you to come and hear how important your tzedakah is, and with what responsibility and seriousness your money is handled. They want you to know where the ten dollars you donated yesterday went, how many Jews you rescued, how many sick people purchased medicine. How many children ate normal food thanks to you, how many families were calmed down from their financial madness.
The Gadol Hador placed his kedushah on the coin, the power of Torah and of tzedakah that will accompany you wherever you go!