Maftir Yonah for $660,000, Pesichah for Kol Nidrei for NIS 1 Million


torah-maftir-klafAs we wish all our readers ah gutten kvittel and ah gut yohr following what we hope was an uplifting Yom Kippur, we pray that all the tefillos are accepted on High.

On Yom Kippur, Maftir Yonah in your shul may have been sold for a few hundred or a few thousand dollars, but in the main shul in Moscow, which is led by Rav Pinchas Goldschmidt, Maftir Yonah was sold for $660,000 dollars, or 20 million rubles. The money will be given to the city’s mosdos, including Yeshiva Toras Chaim.

In Belz, history was made, as the first time in decades, the tefillos finished on time, at the request of the Belzer Rebbe.

In the Vizhnitzer Bais Medrash in Bnei Brak, Maftir Yonah was sold for $28,000 to R’ Chaim Stern of Queens, NY.

In the Seret-Vizhnitz Bais Medrash, Maftir Yonah was sold for $4,000.

At Chacham Ovadiah Yosef’s bais medrash, located adjacent to his house in Har Nof, Maftir Yonah was sold for 26,000 shekel. Tomorrow is Chacham Ovadiah’s 93rd birthday.

In Rav Shmuel Halevi Wosner’s Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin, hotzaah v’hachnasah was sold for 40,000 shekel and Maftir Yonah was sold for 22,000 shekel.

Rav Yoshiyahu Pinto of Ashdod davened with his followers at a hotel in Yerushalayim. Pesichah for Kol Nidrei was sold for 1 million shekel.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Somehow I was a little floored at this article. Is that what interests the crowd on motzai yom kippur? Let’s hope that all the tefilos were mekubal ltova and we should dance together towards mashiach

  2. Pesichah for Mincha sold at my shul for $75 and the guy ho bought it didnt even make it back from the break on time to do it himself. Now that is newsworthy.

  3. In my shul, someone buys Pesichah for Neilah and gives it to all the members of Hatzalah in the shul. They all stand up near the Aron Kodesh together.

  4. I guaranty anyone that the first 3 questions one receives when reaching Oilam Haemmes will not include how much you bid for Maftir Yona or Pesichas Neilah

  5. I strongly feel that he could have done better had he shopped around a bit. I only daven in my shul, but by us maftir Yonah went for much less. people today have got to have it now. There are bargains out there, but you have to look for them. For the same money he could have bought a duplex in Lakewood and opened a shul in the basement and he would have had something longer lasting.

  6. well well , people have money for what is important to them. if it goes to tzedaka via a bissel kavod so be it. let hashem to the cheshboning.

  7. Its amazing people looking for all kinds of segulois. The biggest segulah we have is right in front of our eyes, 3 times a day. utilize those tefilois to beseech the riboinei shel oilam, it works the best.