By Shoshana Weintraub
One moment. 500,000 Jews. Across the globe. Together for shidduchim. Tu B’Av Together.
Tu B’Av has become synonymous with tefillah for shidduchim. Once again this year, with the berachah and encouragement of gedolei Yisrael, Yad L’Achim presents their annual project, “Tu B’Av Together,” a global day of tefillah uniting Jews from across the world.
This year’s Tu B’Av Together will also feature a live global broadcast with divrei berachah and chizuk from HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita, and HaRav Elya Brudny, shlita.
We often ask ourselves what we can do for our friends and family who are single. If we knew that a few minutes of our time would lead to our loved ones becoming engaged, we would surely take the few moments.
Yad L’Achim is launching this worldwide initiative as a merit for the women and young adults rescued from the Arab villages, that they should be zoche to marry bnei Torah. The Gemara writes in Maseches Taanis: “There have never been such good days for Klal Yisrael like Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur.”
On Wednesday, Tu B’Av, August 5, at 10 a.m., Jews wherever they are will stop whatever they are doing for a few moments and recite eight perakim of Tehillim together, in the z’chus that all singles in Klal Yisrael find their bashert. This year, there will also be a live broadcast on TuBavTogether.com where Yidden from across the world can say Tehillim together with leading rabbanim such as Rav Yisroel Reisman, Rav Yisrael Meir Lau, Rav David Ozeri, Rav Paysach Krohn, Rav Dovid Goldwasser, Rav Ephraim Shapiro, Rav Shmuel Dishon, and more.
Simultaneously, a minyan of talmidei chachamim, messengers of Yad L’Achim, will be davening in Amuka, the resting place of the holy Tanna Reb Yonasan ben Uziel, on Tu B’Av for all who submit their names to Yad L’Achim. There is no minimum donation required to submit the names of your single friends and family members for tefillah to the talmidei chachamim.
All names submitted will also be given to HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, shlita, for a berachah. Names can be submitted for free through the special website set up for this occasion, TuBavTogether.com.
Kapitlach to be recited on Tu B’Av together are: 32, 38, 70, 82, 121, 124, 127, and 128.
Join together with over 500,000 Jews from across the world at 10:00 a.m. (New York time)! At that exact time, thousands of Yidden from around the world will unite in tefillah so that all singles find their zivug hagun b’karov.
Yad L’Achim has received many e-mails from young men and women who are now engaged or married after participating in last year’s worldwide tefillah.
Yad L’Achim Director R’ Nesanel Gantz, who came up with the idea several years ago, commented on this year’s event, “The excitement is truly unprecedented this year. We have had over 50 leading rabbanim and leaders make videos encouraging people to join Tu B’Av Together. People from across the U.S. and dozens of countries have reached out to us that they will be participating in this year’s tefillah. In the age of COVID-19, people are also making Zoom events to say the Tehillim together with friends and family. That’s why we created the live global broadcast on our website and phone hotline.”
Please tell your friends, “Let’s get together this Tu B’Av and make it Tu B’Av Together!” For further information, to watch inspirational videos, to download the Tehillim, and more, call Yad L’Achim at 1-866-923-5224 or visit TuBavTogether.com.
At TuBAvTogether.com you can submit names for tefillah in Amuka for free; download the Tehillim to be said on Tu B’Av Together; and watch inspirational videos about Tu B’Av together by Rav David Ashear, Rav Shmuel Dishon, Rav Reuven Epstein, Rav Eytan Feiner, Rav Motte Frank, Rav Menachem Genack, Rav Yom Tov Glazer, Rav Warren Goldstein, Rav Dovid Goldwasser, R’ Yossi Green, R’ Charlie Harari, Rav Y.Y. Jacobson, Rav Bentzion Klatzko, Rav Yaakov Klein, Rav Paysach Krohn, Dr. David Lieberman, Rav Yisroel Majeski, Rav Eli Mansour, Rav Ilan Meirov, R’ Moe Mernick, Rav Yaakov Oelbaum, Rav Jonathan Rietti, Rav Joey Rosenfeld, Rav Y.Y. Rubenstein, Rav Ephraim Schapiro, Rav Elchonon Schoff, Rav Fischel Shachter, Rav Benzion Shafier, Rav Moshe Taub, Rav Shais Taub, Rav Zecharia Wallerstein, and Rav Moshe Weinberger.