Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The shidduchim parsha. It’s a difficult parsha. As difficult as Kriyas Yam Suf, Chazal tell us. And those of us who know the pain of an older single understand the analogy well. For shidduchim is like a stormy sea, with crashing waves and engulfing waters.

As the Yom Tov of Kriyas Yam Suf approaches, we hurt… and we hope. We hurt with pain… another year of waiting has passed. And we hope that this year will be the year in which the sea will split and we will merit our personal miracle.

That’s why Kollel Chatzos presents a special opportunity this year: the “Bein Hazmanim Amuka Shidduchim Campaign,” with chatzos tefillos in Amuka, the well-known makom tefilla for shidduchim, every day of bein hazmanim (with Tefillos Shabbos and Yom Tov on Motzei Shabbos and Yom Tov). While kollel representatives daven at Amuka year-round, this special campaign will climax with a special “maamad bakashas rachamim rabim” in which the esteemed Kollel talmidei chachamim will enumerate the names of hundreds of Yidden throughout the world who are waiting to find their zivugim and arouse rachamei Shamayim on their behalf.

Chatzos is a particularly special time for these tefillos. The sea split at chatzos halayla. In the merit of the Kollel’s earnest tefillos, the shaarei Shamayim will also split and Hashem will answer the tefillos.

May this month of Nisan, the auspicious month of redemption, bring simchos of simcha to klal Yisrael.

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