Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The incredible story of klal Yisrael’s messengers, who used the powerful, soul-stirring words of David Hamelech to bring salvation and hope to the nation.

(Courtesy of Tehillim Kollel) As we approach the Yom Tov of Shavuos, yahrtzeit of Dovid Hamelech, Tehillim Kollel marks an incredible milestone: 12 years of continuous, uninterrupted recitation of Tehillim. The beautiful, heartfelt words have shined their light into the homes and hearts of countless, with far-reaching influence across the Jewish world.

There is no doubt that over the past 12 years, Tehillim Kollel has been transformed into a globally recognized powerhouse for awakening rachamei shamayaim through tefillas harabim! Tehillim Kollel has been the facilitator of an abundance of shefa, bracha, and mazal tov for klal Yisrael. After all, it is well known that the sweet songs of David Hamelech have the power to bring yeshuos for all, whether it is said in beseech of children, livelihood, shidduchim, or any other request.


For 12 years, 365 days a year, 7 days a week, in the wee hours of the morning while the rest of the world still slumbers, the chushuve members of Tehillim Kollel leave their homes and head to mekomos kedoshim, their minds focused on the awesome and lofty mission they have been entrusted with. The locations, which range from the Dinov beis midrash in Williamsburg, to the tzion of the gaon in Satmar, to Miron at the kever of the heilige tanna Rashbi, to the individual batei midrash of the shlichim all over the word, that have been elevated by the daily recitation of Tehillim Kollel. The chashuve members recite the perakim with strong kavana and fervent emotion, day after day, storming the heavens on behalf of klal Yisrael.

The World Runs on Tehillim

Over the past few months, as the deadly and fearsome virus has spread its reach, the daily minyanim of Tehillim Kollel has been forced to be put on suspension. However, through it all, not a single day has been missed in the daily recitation, as members turn the rooms of their homes into a private, kedusha-filled corner of Tehillim. The power of the words of David Hamelech have not been stopped from reaching the heavens. Even while shuls, yeshivos, and shtiblach have been forced to shutter their doors, and the Jewish world has been shrouded in sorrow and seclusion, the powerful voice of Tehillim has kept going strong, with not a single day being missed thanks to the hundreds of members enrolled!

The precise, efficient system of Tehillim Kollel means that even while apart, every member remains connected to the whole, reciting their Tehillim day in, day out, whether or not they are able to access their minyanim. Twelve years have gone by without a missed day, and that remains true even now!

Indeed, the power of Tehillim, which has for time immemorial brought Jews closer together, is felt even stronger now. Tehillim Kollel has inspired enthusiasm, and an uplifting of the soul, as Jews share stories of joyous news, miraculous salvations, and Divine assistance. The fountain of bracha that has accompanied Jews for thousands of years continues to be profoundly influential for every member of klal Yisrael.

It is not without reason that Tehillim Kollel has garnered such a strong reputation within every sect of our nation. Our dear Jewish brethren know and feel that it is the constant emissaries saying Tehillim, who ask for the needs of the entire klal Yisrael with warmth and connection to Hashem, that the age-old segulah of Tehillim is able to profoundly affect us every day. It is our honor and privilege to bring salvation to each other as Jews through the awe-inspiring words of David Hamelech. May we be zoche to see the final salvation speedily in our days, thanks to the words of David ben Yishai!