"We don't need big miracles, dangerous diseases or
terrible tragedies to awaken us to Teshuva. When we
are able to flex a finger, bend a knee or wink an eye,
these, too, are major miracles and kindnesses from Hashem
each moment to alert us to the guiding Hand in our day to
Man's nature, however, is to react only when the light is
missing, awakening us from our slumber from the ever
thickening darkness. Only then do we reach out in
celebration and appreciation of our very existence.
Such was the situation of one woman who is actively involved
in strengthening Tehillim groups. One morning, as she awoke,
she noticed a large bump had sprouted on her knee. The area
began to swell to such a degree that she was unable to bend
her knee without severe pain. As she stood in a quandary
about which medical path to take, the telephone rang. One of
the Tehillim groups had asked if she would be able to give a
shiur to boost the participants. But how could she
go? Her knee was swollen and she couldn't walk. What should
Should she give in and not go? Perhaps she could request car
service? But she still had to get down a large amount of
stairs to get to the street. She stood there, helpless to
make a decision in any direction.
Determined to overcome her disability, she sized up the
situation and realized that her destination was all downhill
and she could probably, with extra effort, make it on her
own. Getting back -- well, she would leave that up to
She painstakingly made her way towards the home where the
group was gathering and arrived on time. She was amazed at
the inspiring talk she managed to deliver, despite the pain
and infirmity, or possibly, because of it. She saw how the
group was uplifted and refreshed spiritually to continue and
this encouraged her as well.
Going home, inching her way along, she reached the stairway
of her building and took a deep breath, anticipating sharp
pain which would progress with each step.
One step, two steps, she inhaled again, afraid to feel.
Seven, eight. She stopped to rest. She waited with wonder.
No pain. Not even an inkling, not even a small reminding
twinge. She continued up, less gingerly than before. Nothing
impeding her. Boruch Hashem! No pain! She touched the
area of the swelling; it was gone! Amazingly, her leg had
returned to its original shape and casual insensitivity. A
major miracle? Not quite, but a major celebration in one's
Today we are living in very unpredictable times where the
only thing we can truly rely on is prayer and
chessed. The power of Tehillim is an age-old remedy
and the power of numbers, of achdus, is progressively
more potent, as we see in Pirkei Ovos. Unity and prayer,
with one heart, is a formula for Hashem to shower down His
Becoming part of a Tehillim group usually entails a maximum
of twenty minutes, in which session you have become part of
a recital of the entire Sefer; Your pulse has beat along
with the heart of your collective group to form a protective
shield and a channel for Hashem's goodness.
Thousands of groups have formed an ever growing chain for
Klal Yisroel across the globe, uniting them all in
prayer, adding increasing merit to our people as a whole,
and to each individual participant. One goes away each time
a different person, fortified, purified and unified.
BEGIN A NEW GROUP in your building, on your street or in
your neighborhood by acquiring the conveniently divided
booklets of Tehilim that allow people to recite at their own
For further information, contact:
In the U.S. - 001-516-239-6083.
Canada - Toronto: 001-416-781-3231; Montreal: 001-
England - 0044-181-458-2873.
Israel - 02-537-1775; 08-974-2447.
Mexico - 280-0954.