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Tu B’Av Together: Global Day Of Tefillah For Shidduchim

By Bentzy Friedman

Last year, over a quarter of a million people gathered together at one moment across the globe to daven for all who need shidduchim. Many were helped. And it’s happening again.

On Tu B’Av, Friday, July 27, at 10 a.m. EDT, thousands of Jews from around the world will unite in tefillah for all the singles in Klal Yisrael. Tu B’Av — Together.

Tu B’Av has become synonymous with tefillah for shidduchim. The Gemara writes in Maseches Taanis: “There have never been such good days for Klal Yisrael like Tu B’Av and Yom Kippur.”

For the third year in a row, with the blessings and encouragement of gedolei Yisrael, Yad L’Achim is launching “Tu B’Av Together,” a global day of tefillah. A minyan of talmidei chachamim, messengers of Yad L’Achim, will be davening in Amuka, the resting place of the holy Tanna Yonasan ben Uziel on Tu B’Av, for all who submit their names to Yad L’Achim. As usual, there is no minimum donation required to submit names for tefillah through Yad L’Achim, ever (visit TuBAvTogether.com).

While the talmidei chachamim will be davening for several hours, at exactly 10 a.m. EDT (5 p.m. in Eretz Yisrael) they will lead the global tefillah for shidduchim. The following kapitlach (chapters) will be recited ל”ב, ל”ח, ע’, פ”ב, קכ”א, קכ”ד (32, 38, 70, 82, 121, 124). For those few minutes, the cries and heartfelt tefillah of the Jewish people around the world will beseech our Heavenly Father on behalf of all those who seek their bashert.

Thousands of Yidden from around the world will unite in tefillah at the very same moment so that all singles find their zivug hagun b’karov. Yad L’Achim is launching this worldwide initiative as a merit for all the singles to find their bashert and specifically for the women and young adults rescued from the Arab villages that they may marry bnei Torah.

The success of Tu B’Av Together is dependent on you! Here are several ways you can help make it a success.

Yad L’Achim has set up an informative website specifically for this momentous occasion; simply visit TuBAvTogether.com to sign up to receive updates and submit names for tefillah in Amuka (for free)! You can also make an optional donation to assist Yad L’Achim in rescuing Jewish women and children trapped in Arab villages, the great mitzvah of pidyon shvuyim.

For further information, call Yad L’Achim at 866-923-5224 or visit TuBAvTogether.com.