Asai L'man Tinokos Shel Bais RabanDate: September 21, 2012
Misaskim marked its 19th international, annual Tehillim Asifa with tens of thousands of children from around the globe. Misaskim coordinates this poignant event during Aseres Yemei Teshuvah to infuse strength and hope into all those in urgent need of a yeshuah.
Children from more than 35 local yeshivas were bused in to the Bobov Shul in Boro Park which served as the main location. Thousands more joined via satellite hookup across the nation and around the world. Young voices from London, Manchester, Israel, Toronto, Montreal, Panama, and Mexico City cried out in unison with those in the United States "Shlach Refuah Shleima L'Cholei Amecha!" Rabbonim representing nearly every Jewish community led the participants through the tefillos.
Harav Don Segal Shlita, who is currently visiting from Eretz Yisroel, led the children through the recitation of th Tehillim. The Spinka Menahel, Rav Leibish Rubin, davened Minchah and Rabbi Yitzchok Issac Tirnauer took his father's place by leading the Avinu Malkeinu. The Mattesdorfer Rav led the Shlosh Esrei Middos and Rav Yeckezkel Roth Shlita, completed the Asifa by reciting the Kabolas Ol Malchus Shomayim.
"I have never witnessed such a large gathering of children from so many different communities for such special purpose," said one rebbe who joined for the first time. "I was deeply moved by the asifa."
Misaskim representatives went to great lengths to coordinate this momentous asifah. Volunteers from the organization, who consider the tehillim asifah their own personal "spiritual crisis-prevention tool," worked to ensure that every detail was attended to properly.
The Tehillim Asifah has been initiated in response to the many tzaros which Klal Yisroel and Misaskim confront daily. Surely the fervent pleas of the tinokos shel bais raban penetrated the sha'arei shamayim and will secure a shana tova for all of klal Yisroel.