Contingent to Visit Kever of Rav Yaakov Yosef for Those in Shidduchim


rav-yaakov-yosephThis coming Shabbos, Chof Daled Tamuz, is the Yartzeit of Harav Yaakov Yosef, ZT”L, the Rav HaKollel of New York. Harav Yaakov Yosef was the only Chief Rabbi of New York. Davening at his kever is a proven method to be poel yeshuos, according to Kesher.

Each year, on the Yartziet of Harav Yaakov Yosef, ZT”L, Rabbi Ari Spiegel leads a group from Lakewood to the Kever in the Union Field cemetery in Cypress Hills, NY. Rabbi Spiegel always has a full car of people anxious to daven there.

At the cemetery, Rabbi Spiegel distributes a special edition of the Kol Yaakov on Rav Yaakov Yosef. Rabbi Spiegel speaks at the tzion, says Kaddish, recites the Keil Molaih and Davens for the many singles that need shidduchim, mentioning each name individually.

This year, Rabbi Spiegel will be leading a group on Sunday, July 15th, to the Rav Hakollel’s Kever, in the late afternoon.
Many singles have been helped in the past by the Segulah of davening at the Kever.

Kesher of Lakewood is offering anyone who would like to avail themselves of this segulah, to please submit names of singles to the Kesher office by Friday morning, July 13th. Names can be emailed in to

Under the guidance of Rabbonim, Kesher of Lakewood is dedicated to helping singles find their bashert. Donations to Kesher can be mailed to: Kesher, 108 East 4th Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701.

{Noam Newscenter}


  1. Davening at his kever is a proven method to be poel yeshuos.

    Really? That’s exactly what the Roman Catholics say when they are trying to get one of their gallachs promoted to sainthood.

    Call me new-fashioned, but I had never seen Judaism recommending such idolatrous practices.

  2. “Davening at his kever is a proven method to be poel yeshuos.”

    And just how does the author substantiate this claim? Has every mispalel been “poel yeshuos” so that it is a”proven method”?

    Please, let a hanhaga tova and certainly a well-known segula, just be what it is. Not some guarantee. Only the Aybeshter can give a guarantee.

  3. “Davening at his kever is a proven method to be poel yeshuos.” maybe matzav wants to elaborate on what methods were used to “prove” this method
    yes a mixed bus ride from lakewood to the kever should do wonders for these singles (20×20=400 dates in 3 hours)

  4. The Chofetz Chaim said the best “segulah” is from the Gemara: saying “Amein yehei Shemei rabbah” vigorously.

  5. Why so much negative comments? Why not be have more emunah and believe in tefillah? Why the making fun of everything?

  6. 7. Comment from Expatriate Owl
    Time July 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    What if I am a Kohen?

    Oh, I think you knew the answer to that she’alah even before you switched on your computer.

  7. “7. Comment from Expatriate Owl
    Time July 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    What if I am a Kohen?”

    Oh, I think you already knew the answer to that before you posted here.

  8. if you are a cohen, eventhough you can’t go in to the cemetary. many kohanim stand outside the gate and daven there, keep in mind rav yaakov yosef was the chief rabbi of new york, and due to his great misras nefesh for kasurus, shimras shabbos, and all aspects of yahdus in america, we have a much easier time now to be makaimem rotzen hashem, he has tremendous zechism, may he be a malitz yoser for all of us.

  9. Kol hakovod to Kesher for offering this wonderful opportunity to all!

    I personally know of singles that went to Daven at the Rav’s Kever on the Yortzeit & saw a yeshua.

    May all of our Tefillos be answered!!!

  10. thank you, for giving respect to this great tzadik, who was moser befesh for all of us, may you continue to follow in his ways and help others in such a special way

    kol hakoved

  11. I dont understand all this negativity. Poel yeshuos or not this man was moser nefesh for the yiddishkeit in New York which was at an all time low, and he was repeatedly attacked for his masiras nefesh on behalf of yidden. So please quit the negativity and daven at his kever for a yeshua.