One of the most important charity is being marrying off poor brides, referred to in Jewish literature as Hachnasat Kallah
Jewish sources indicate that participating in the Mitzvah
of Hachnasat Kallah
provides a person with many personal benefits. A well known Mishna
, recited daily in the morning prayers, lists Hachnasat Kallah
among a select few commandments that benefit a person both in this world and the next world. The Jewish sources indicate that Hachnasat Kallah
assists one in finding a spouse, being blessed with children and being saved from a life threatening illness.
There is a fundamental rule that G-d treats a person in the same way as he treats others. For instance, the merit of Miriam waiting for her infant brother Moses who was placed in a basket in the Nile River, the entire Jewish nation waited for her when she had tzaraas (a skin disease).
It would likewise make sense that in the merit of helping someone else marry, Heaven will help one find his or her spouse.
It appears that Hachnasat Kallah
can also be a merit for having children.
Over twenty years ago, the chief rabbi of Belgium, HaRav Chaim Kreisworth zt”l was very ill. He visited the Steipler
(Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky) to receive his blessings and advice. The Steipler
advised him to undertake marrying off needy brides. Rav Chaim immediately began to do so and miraculously recovered, living to the age of eighty-two.
Many people have the custom of giving charity on their wedding day or their child’s wedding day. One excellent way of showing gratitude for marrying off a child is to pay for the wedding of a person who doesn’t have parents to do so. Darchei Moshe on the Tur states that Rabbi Yechiel of Paris, a 13th century leader of French Jewry, would marry off orphans at the same time that he married off his own children.
Donors may ask the couples they helped marry off to pray on their behalf or on behalf of their loved ones.
Zdaka Center offers you the opportunity to fulfill the unique Mitzvah
of Hachnasat Kallah
Through the merit of participating in this Mitzvah
may you and your family be blessed with health, happiness, and fulfillment throughout your life.
100% of every donation goes directly to help orphan and needy poor brides getting married.
Please join this project which help them build and raise a family in Israel.
Please remember the orphans in Israel when you give tzedakah this year.