“When I was in high school both of my parents were killed in a car crash. Losing both of my parents so suddenly in one night was very traumatic for me...Today I wish more than ever that my parents were alive because I am getting married in just three weeks…I have noone in the world to help me get married.” - Shevy F.*
When the famed Rabbi Reuven Elbaz heard about Shevy his heart went out for this girl who lost both of her parents in one night. Who is trying to rebuild what she once lost, and bravely smiles despite having noone to help her buy basic things she needs or to simply hold her hand as she walks down the aisle.
This Hanukah, Rabbi Elbaz has made a public request for readers to watch and share the following video not only for Shevy’s sake but for the sake of several other orphaned brides with similar heartbreaking stories who are trying to get married this month and are struggling to do so alone:
Rabbi Elbaz urges the Jewish people to open up their hearts by donating here and has given a beautifully heartfelt blessing to those who do so:
“Whoever takes it upon themselves to give with a good and generous heart to marry off an orphan, it is a tremendous incomparable merit. They are lucky! And they will be blessed from on High...I bless you with all my heart, may G-d be with you wherever you go. You should be wise and successful. You should live long and healthy years to serve Him. G-d should give endless abundance to you and your whole family.”
Today is Zot Chanukah-- The last day of Hanukah. A powerful time to pray. The one rare day of the year when the blessings of our greatest Rabbis have even more power than the rest of the year. On this auspicious day when there is a special tradition to give extra charity, you can light up the lives of those who are less fortunate and receive Rabbi Elbaz’s incredible blessing for health, wealth and success on the most powerful day of the year. Click here to donate.
*Story details are for illustrative purposes only