Join this special opportunity. A minyan of talmideichachamim, messengers of Yad L’Achim, will daven for you at the resting place of the holy Tanna Rav Yonason ben Uziel on the 15th of Av, with additional tefillah by Rav Yaakov Ades, shlita.

For those who haven’t yet merited to find their zivug (match), Amuka isn’t just a place, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to have prayers answered, especially on the auspicious day of Tu B’Av.

“There were no better days for the Jewish people than the 15th of Av . . . ,” says the Talmud. On this day, the young women of Jerusalem would go out dressed in their white finery and dance in vineyards, in a courtship ritual that led to marriage.

This year, a minyan of talmideichachamim will once again be going to Amuka on the 15th of Av–which this year falls out on Friday, July 31–on behalf of Yad L’Achim to lead a tefillah of the masses. The talmideichachamim will read from a list of names given over to Yad L’Achim, and immerse in heartfelt prayer for each individual by name.

Many of those who participated in last year’s event have reported seeing positive results.

The event, which is shrouded in an aura of holiness and reverence, begins with Minchah, as it says, “Eliyahu was answered only at Minchah.” Afterwards, the minyan of talmideichachamim will lead the crowd in the recitation of sederha’tikkun.

The minyan of talmideichachamim will ascend the roof of the holy tziyun and circle it seven times, holding lists of those who have donated to the mitzvah of pidyonshevuyim. They will recite relevant chapters of Tehillim and blow the shofar, followed by the recitation of the moving Ana BeKo’ach prayer.

The minyan of talmideichachamim will then enter the tziyun, and after spending long minutes lighting candles, will begin reading the names of those in need of shidduchim, carefully enunciating each one in a heartfelt plea.

At the conclusion of the tefillah, the minyan of talmideichachamim will daven: “Let it be His Will that our tefillos are accepted by the Holy Throne, and the donors whose names we read now will merit mercy and salvation and to quickly establish a bayis ne’eman b’Yisrael, among all of Klal Yisrael in need of a yeshua.”

The tomb of the holy tanna Rabbi Yonason ben Uziel has special meaning for this cause, as the great tanna, who studied under Hillel the Elder and wrote Targum Yonason, was believed to have never married and understands the pain of those who are single and the importance of pleading on their behalf. The Gemara says that he was so holy that if “a bird flew over his head when he was learning, it would be burnt up.”

Additionally, the renowned tzaddik and mekubal, Rav Yaakov Ades, shlita, will daven for all participants for shidduchim and all yeshuos.

A donation to this unique project does more than give the child or sibling or friend in need of a shidduch an opportunity to benefit from a proven segulah. It is the fulfillment of the mitzvah of pidyonshvuyim (redeeming of captives–helping to rescue Jewish women and children from Arab villages) of which the Rambam states, “There is no greater mitzvah than the mitzvah of pidyonshevuyim.” Join now.

To participate, call Yad L’Achim at 866-923-5224 or submit your names online at


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