Recently Rabbi Ginzburg wrote an interesting piece in the Mishpachah Magazine about bloggers. While the content of article is somewhat peculiar, there is a point that it contained that struck me as partially true. Whether you agree with the article or not (you can find BoSD write up here) is irrelevant. The point that I took away from the article was: a blogger, or more specifically I, someone who has the wherewithal to help others, has used my time and effort to further benefit themselves through their blogging efforts rather than help the community.
I don’t mean for that statement to demonize myself. My blogging activities can hardly be classified as either nefarious or as an extremely time consuming endeavor. However, the point I realized was that I could potentially be using my blog to do more for others. After all, couldn’t we all (in all aspect of life) be doing more for others?
Upon some reflection I have come up with an idea for your consideration. I would like to organize a blogosphere-wide tehillim group. The idea is to divide tehillim into 30 parts (or also conveniently called days) and have 30 people recite their part everyday for the duration of 40 days. Being that this is shidduch blog (what can I say, I am biased… but for some odd reason everyone knows at least one person who is need of a shidduch… so) the connection would be shidduch based. Or more specifically the desired purpose of this project would be to provide some zechus through our collective efforts to those in need of a match. In order to make this accessible by all, anyone who knows someone in shidduchim can join.
Additionally, being that we are in the midst of The Nine Days, this may be a nice gesture in terms of nosay b'ol im chaveiro, or possibly a nice dose of compassion. Anyway, let me know what you think of this idea. I guess we can formally start if/when all the slots are filled. I'll make a new post with any updates.
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