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5 Tishrei 5760 - September 15, 1999 | Mordecai Plaut, director Published Weekly








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Arachim Launches Kofer Nefesh Appeal

By Betzalel Kahn

Arachim has launched a kofer nefesh appeal for the upcoming yemei hadin vehorachamim. The appeal has the blessings of maranan verabonon, the gedolei hador.

In a special letter issued on erev Rosh Hashanah 5760, maranan verabonon call everyone to contribute as much as possible to Arachim's kofer nefesh appeal.

The following gedolei Yisroel signed the appeal: HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, HaRav Aharon Leib Steinman, HaRav Shmuel Halevi Wosner, HaRav Michel Yehuda Lefkowitz, HaRav Chaim Kanievsky, HaRav Shmuel Auerbach, HaRav Nissim Karelitz, and the Admor of Vishnitz.

The letter says: "We know of the terrible spiritual situation prevailing among our brethren in Eretz Hakodesh, where the majority are raised in an atmosphere of wantonness, Rachmono litzlan and are far from Hashem's way. Today, when there is a great responsibility to draw the distant closer to Yiddishkeit, increasing the glory of Shomayim rests on our shoulders. Arachim has been active in this area in Eretz Hakodesh and abroad for many years, by means of outreach seminars, Torah shiurim, lectures and study groups and through its efforts to register children in Torah institutions. Arachim branches, scattered throughout the country, are important centers for the spreading of Hashem's Word and have merited to return the hearts of many to their Father in Heaven.

The letter adds: "We call upon everyone, especially during these days of din and rachamim in which there is a manifold obligation to increase one's merits, to offer Arachim substantial help and to participate in its kofer nefesh appeal. Everyone should assist this organization most generously to the utmost of his ability. Those who do so will have a share in their work and will be blessed from Shomayim with all that is good, and will be inscribed at the outset with a kesiva vechasima tova in the books of the tzaddikim gemurim."

During aseres yemei teshuvah and erev Yom Kippur, volunteers on behalf of Arachim will be posted in shuls and will appeal to the public to help Arachim by contributing generously to its appeal. Arachim leaders stress that since the founding of their organization over 20 years age, its activists have returned many to Torah. But there is much work ahead, and their vital work needs the public's generous contributions.

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