Tzivos Hashem has launched a new project, making an age old minhag practical even for children.
The custom was received by the Alter Rebbe from his Rebbe, the Mezritcher Maggid, in the name of the Baal Shem Tov, to say the perek of Tehillim corresponding to one’s age every day after Shacharis. The Frierdike Rebbe writes, “There is an age-old custom that on Rosh Chodesh one studies a passuk from the perek of Tehillim corresponding to his age, with Rashi’s explanations…” The Rebbe established learning a new kapitel on a birthday as one of the special birthday minhagim.
“This has always been a challenging mission for our soldiers to complete,” says Rabbi Shimmy Weinbaum, director of Chayolei Tzivos Hashem. “Children simply did not have the resources to learn Tehillim.”
But now that has changed, with the printing of the beautiful new Tehillim Cards in memory of Zev Aryeh Glick, a”h, on the occasion of what would have been his opsherin—12 Tishrei 5775.
“We are very proud this project,” says Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, executive director of Tzivos Hashem.” The cards sport an attractive design and are handy for children to keep in their siddurim and take out every day to say their kapitelach and learn a possuk on Rosh Chodesh or on their birthday.”
With child-friendly interpolated translation based primarily on Rashi’s explanations—as per the Frierdike Rebbe’s instructions—and brief insights into select words from the kapitlach the Tehillim Cards are a powerful tool for every soldier in Hashem’s army.
“The Rebbe always spoke about the power of Jewish children,” says Rabbi Mendy Shanowitz, director of MyShliach. “As these new Tehillim Cards are being given out to thousands of children who are part of the Chayolei Tzivos Hashem around the world, as well as hundreds of Shluchim’s children through MyShliach, we can be sure that their precious tefillos will take on a whole new level of meaning, and be even more powerful.”
To view a sample kapital, click here. The full collection is available for Tzivos Hashem chayolim and their families. Call 718-907-8884 or email [email protected] for more information about the program.