In the global Jewish community, orphans surround us. Some lost their parents to illness. Others to terror. Among those who live their lives without parents, there are also those who do so while being painfully poor. These people suffer from grief and humiliation every day. When it comes time for them to marry, they are alone in this world.
Tzedaka organization Kupat Ha’Ir took on the task of carefully researching applications, and hand-selected the impoverished orphans in Israel with the most tragic circumstances. This month, 27 brides and grooms need to be married off. They desperately need help with each aspect of a wedding: The hall, the gown, making sure that their guests will have food to eat, and that they will have a home to return to. If the money is not raised, they could go hungry at their own sheva brachos. Their need is that urgent.
However there is something very special about these 27 men and women: They are the completion of a full year of orphan wedding campaigns, and will bring the tally to an unbelievable 1000 orphaned couples in Israel who have been married off by Kupat Ha’Ir.
Rav Chaim Kanievsky, who has overseen the project, has made powerful statement regarding this month’s campaign: It is as if those who donate to help these 27 orphans had helped to marry all 1,000. From the mouth of a gadol in Torah, it must be understood that this is not an exaggeration. He has promised to pray for each donor, and is quoted as saying they should be “blessed a thousand times.”
Those hoping to be a part of this historic project, and to have the unbelievable merit of marrying off over 1,000 impoverished orphans, can donate HERE for a limited time.