Jerusalem, Israel - Feb. 8, 2023 - When things were not looking good for Shayna Levine-Hefetz's son's health the family reached out to Rav Yitzchak Ginsburg for a bracha. A piece of advice the Rav gave was to sponsor classes in taharas hamishpacha from a Chassidic view.
The family sponsored a three-part series about a year and a half ago. "Baruch Hashem, since then, Moshe Tzvi has made significant progress," Shayna reports.
To follow up Shayna decided to sponsor the Tu Bishvat program for women at the Chabad of Baka. Brochos on the Tu Bishvat fruits of Eretz Yisrael and other Tu Bishvat symbols were led by Rebbitzen Nechama Dina Hendel with the merit for a full and speedy recovery of Rafael Moshe Tzvi Hirsh ben Shayna Chavah. Around 18 months ago, the name Rafael was added.
"Ladies in Israel - this program is sponsored in the merit of a complete recovery for Rafael Moshe Tzvi Hirsh ben Shayna Chavah" read the open invitation that went out to friends.
American friends were advised on Facebook by Shayna there would be no video presentation of this for the women-only event.
More than 40 women attended. The Taharas Hamishpacha Refresher session was led by talented Kallah teacher Rebbitzen Keren Vardi.
The informative and entertaining lecture was preceded by a brief but powerful musical presentation. The evening's musical elements were provided by Gaby Shine and Shalomis Koffler Weinreb. Shalomis composed the music and Toby Klein Greenwald of Raise Your Spirits Theater wrote the words for the song "Tulips," meaningful and appropriate for Tu Bishvat.
Rafael Moshe Tzvi's 19th birthday is next week. Tefilos for a complete recovery for Rafael Moshe Tzvi Hirsh ben Shayna Chavah are welcomed.