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He’s intimately acquainted with every need, institution, and denomination in the Torah world. But if there’s one cause with the power to shatter his giant heart, it’s the pleas of an alarming number of girls who despair of ever getting married. Faced with too many piteous stories and too little progress, Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz makes a rare public appeal to parents and bochurim: Save our girls before it’s too late.
When Shimon Peres bowed out after the curtain fell on his recently concluded seven-year presidential term, many Israelis bid him a fond farewell, while his harsher critics said good riddance to a man whose 60-year political career was marked by great accomplishments, yet studded with complexity and contradiction.
Organizations make money off them, PR firms treat them like regular clients, and the masses seeking personal salvation liberally disburse funds in their merit. What’s behind the mounting popularity of kivrei tzaddikim in Israel and abroad that has made them into the latest marketing gimmick?