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Published on: June 2, 2011 09:12 AM
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New York - The Shlah (known as the Shelah ha-Kadosh) wrote that the eve of the first day of the Hebrew month of Sivan (Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan) is the most auspicious time to pray for the physical and spiritual welfare of one’s children and grandchildren, since Sivan was the month that the Torah was given to the Jewish people. He composed a special prayer to be said on this day, known as the Tefillat HaShlah - the Shlah’s Prayer. 

In modern times, the custom of saying this prayer on the appointed day has become very popular among Orthodox Jewish parents. you can see below the Tefilah.

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אַתָּה הוּא ה’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁלֹּא בָרָאתָ הָעוֹלָם, וְאַתָּה הוּא אֱלֹהֵינוּ מִשֶּׁבָּרָאתָ הָעוֹלָם, וּמֵעוֹלָם וְעַד עוֹלָם אַתָּה אֵל. וּבָרָאתָ עוֹלָמְךָ בְּגִין לְהִשְׁתְּמוֹדָעָא אֱלָהוּתָךְ בְּאֶמְצָעוּת תּוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, כְּמו שֶׁאָמְרוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה, “בְּרֵאשִׁית”, בִּשְׁבִיל תּוֹרָה וּבִשְׁבִיל יִשְׂרָאֵל, כִּי הֵם עַמְּךָ וְנַחֲלָתְךָ אֲשֶׁר בָּחַרְתָּ בָּהֶם מִכָּל הָאֻמּוֹת, וְנָתַתָּ לָהֶם תּוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, וְקֵרַבְתָּם לְשִׁמְךָ הַגָּדוֹל.

וְעַל קִיּוּם הָעוֹלָם וְעַל קִיּוּם הַתּוֹרָה בָּא לָנוּ מִמְּךָ ה’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ שְׁנֵי צִוּוּיִים. כָּתַבְתָּ בְּתוֹרָתְךָ “פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ”, וְכָתַבְתָּ בְּתוֹרָתְךָ “וְלִמַּדְתֶּם אֹתָם אֶת בְּנֵיכֶם”. וְהַכַּוָּנָה בִשְׁתֵּיהֶן אֶחָת, כִּי לֹא לְתֹהוּ בָרָאתָ כִּי אִם לָשֶׁבֶת, וְלִכְבוֹדְךָ בָּרָאתָ יָצַרְתָּ אַף עָשִיתָ, כְּדֵי שֶּׁנִהְיֶה אֲנַחְנוּ וְצֶאֱצָאֵינוּ וְצֶאֱצָאֵי כָּל עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל יוֹדְעֵי שְׁמֶךָ וְלוֹמְדֵי תוֹרָתֶךָ.

וּבְכֵן אָבוֹא אֵלֶיךָ ה’ מֶלֶךְ מַלְכֵי הַמְּלָכִים, וְאַפִּיל תְּחִנָּתִי, וְעֵינַי לְךָ תְלוּיות עַד שֶׁתְּחָנֵּנִי וְתִשְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי לְהַזְמִין לִי בָּנִים וּבָנוֹת. וְגַם הֵם יִפְרוּ וְיִרְבּוּ הֵם וּבְנֵיהֶם וּבְנֵי בְנֵיהֶם עַד סוֹף כָּל הדּוֹרוֹת, לְתַכְלִית שֶׁהֵם וַאֲנִי כֻּלָּנוּ יַעַסְקוּ בְּתוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, לִלְמֹד וּלְלַמֵּד לִשְׁמֹר וְלַעֲשׂות וּלְקַיֵּם אֶת כָּל דִּבְרֵי תַלְמוּד תּוֹרָתְךָ בְּאַהֲבָה, וְהָאֵר עֵינֵינוּ בְּתוֹרָתֶךָ וְדַבֵּק לִבֵּנוּ בְּמִצְותֶיךָ לְאַהֲבָה וּלְיִרְאָה אֶת שְׁמֶךָ.

אָבִינוּ אָב הָרַחֲמָן, תֵּן לְכֻלָּנוּ חַיִּים אֲרֻכִּים וּבְרוּכִים, מִי כָמוֹךָ אָב הָרַחֲמִים זוֹכֵר יְצוּרָיו לְחַיִּים בְּרַחֲמִים, זָכְרֵנוּ לְחַיִּים נִצְחִיִּים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁהִתְפַּלֵּל אַבְרָהָם אָבִינוּ “לוּ [יִשְׁמָעאֵל] יִחְיֶה לְפָנֶיךָ”, וּפֵרְשׁוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ זִכְרוֹנָם לִבְרָכָה, “בְּיִרְאָתֶךָ”.

כִּי עַל כֵּן, בָּאתִי לְבַקֵּשׁ וּלְחַנֵן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ שֶׁיְּהֵא זַרְעִי וְזֶרַע זַרְעִי עַד עוֹלָם זֶרַע כָּשֵׁר. וְאַל יִמָּצֵא בִי וּבְזַרְעִי וּבְזֶרַע זַרְעִי עַד עוֹלָם שׁוּם פְּסוּל וָשֶׁמֶץ, אַךְ שָׁלוֹם וֶאֱמֶת וְטוב וְיָשָׁר בְּעֵינֵי אֱלהִים וּבְעֵינֵי אָדָם, וְיִהְיוּ בַּעֲלֵי תוֹרָה, מָארֵי מִקְרָא, מָארֵי מִשְׁנָה, מָארֵי תַלְמוּד, מָארֵי רָזָא, מָארֵי מִצְוָה, מָארֵי גוֹמְלֵי חֲסָדִים, מָארֵי מִדוֹת תְּרוּמִיּות, וְיַעַבְדוּךָ בְּאַהֲבָה וּבְיִרְאָה פְנִימִית, לֹא יִרְאָה חִיצונִית, וְתֵן לְכָל גְּוִיָּה וּגְּוִיָּה מֵהֶם דֵּי מַחְסוֹרָהּ בְּכָבוֹד, וְתֵן לָהֶם בְּרִיאוּת וְכָבוֹד וָכֹחַ, וְתֶן לָהֶם קוֹמָה וְיֹפִי וְחֵן וָחֶסֶד, וְיִהְיֶה אַהֲבָה וְאַחְוָה וְשָׁלוֹם בֵּינֵיהֶם, וְתַזְמִין לָהֶם זִוּוּגִים הֲגוּנִים מִזֶּרַע תַּלְמִידֵי חֲכָמִים, מִזֶּרַע צַדִּיקִים, וְגַם זִוּוּגָם יִהְיוּ כְּמוֹתָם כְּכָל אֲשֶׁר הִתְפַּלַּלְתִּי עֲלֵיהֶם, כִּי זִכָּרוֹן אֶחָד עוֹלֶה לְכָאן וּלְכָאן.

אַתָּה ה’ יוֹדֵעַ כָּל תַּעֲלוּמות, וּלְפָנֶיךָ נִגְלוּ מַצְפּוּנֵי לִבִּי, כִּי כַוָּנָתִי בְּכָל אֵלֶּה לְמַעַן שִׁמְךָ הַגָּדוֹל וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ וּלְמַעַן תּוֹרָתְךָ הַקְּדוֹשָׁה, עַל כֵּן עֲנֵנִי ה’ עֲנֵנִי, בַּעֲבוּר הָאָבוֹת הַקְּדוֹשִׁים אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב. וּבִגְלָלָם תּוֹשִׁיעַ בָּנִים לִהְיוֹת הָעֲנָפִים דּוֹמִים לְשָׁרְשָׁם, וּבַעֲבוּר דָּוִד עַבְדְּךָ רֶגֶל רְבִיעִי בַּמֶּרְכָּבָה, הַמְשׁוֹרֵר בְּרוּחַ קָדְשֶׁךָ.

שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת אַשְׁרֵי כָּל יְרֵא ה’ הַהֹלֵךְ בִּדְרָכָיו: יְגִיעַ כַּפֶּיךָ כִּי תאֹכֵל אַשְׁרֶיךָ וְטוֹב לָךְ: אֶשְׁתְּךָ כְּגֶפֶן פֹּרִיָּה בְּיַרְכְּתֵי בֵיתֶךָ בָּנֶיךָ כִּשְׁתִלֵי זֵיתִים סָבִיב לְשֻׁלְחָנֶךָ: הִנֵּה כִי כֵן יְבֹרַךְ גָּבֶר יְרֵא ה’: יְבָרֶכְךָ ה’ מִצִּיּוֹן וּרְאֵה בְּטוּב יְרוּשָׁלָיִם כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ: וּרְאֵה בָנִים לְבָנֶיךָ שָׁלוֹם עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל:

אָנָא ה’ שׁוֹמֵעַ תְּפִלָּה יְקֻיַּם בָּנוּ הַפָּסוּק, וַאֲנִי זֹאת בְּרִיתִי אוֹתָם אָמַר ה’, רוּחִי אֲשֶׁר עָלֶיךָ וּדְבָרַי אֲשֶׁר שַׂמְתִּי בְּפִיךָ, לֹא יָמוּשׁוּ מִפִּיךָ וּמִפִּי זַרְעֲךָ וּמִפִּי זֶרַע זַרְעֲךָ אָמַר ה’ מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם:

יִהְיוּ לְרָצוֹן אִמְרֵי פִי וְהֶגְיוֹן לִבִּי לְפָנֶיךָ ה’ צוּרִי וְגוֹאֲלִי:



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 Jun 02, 2011 at 11:14 AM changed name Says:

One time there was a line of people waiting to pass by and receive a good Shabbos blessing (I could be wrong regarding the situation) from the holy Satmer Rebbe - the Divrey Yoel ZY"A. One of the many people passing stopped and whispered something into the Rebbe’s ear. The Rebbe looked up and in a perplexed tone asked this fellow "for this you are asking a blessing? For this you need to make the pages of a Tehilim soaking wet!” The Rebbe wished him a good Shabbos and the man moved on.
Shocked and curious about what just happened, a few witnesses went to ask this fellow what he had asked the Rebbe – the fellow told them I asked the Rebbe for a blessing to have good children.
My friends, today is Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan. The Sheloh Hakoshosh wrote a beautiful prayer called Brichas Habonim that he says should be recited on this day. It is a big segula to recite it and beschis the holy Tzadikem may you merit wonderful beautiful children, inside and out
I could be wrong but I was thinking that for those who don’t have children for whatever reason, maybe they’re not married . . . . this can be segula to have children … any way just say the tefila

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 Jun 02, 2011 at 12:04 PM Stop the Segulah Business Says:

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changed name Says:

One time there was a line of people waiting to pass by and receive a good Shabbos blessing (I could be wrong regarding the situation) from the holy Satmer Rebbe - the Divrey Yoel ZY"A. One of the many people passing stopped and whispered something into the Rebbe’s ear. The Rebbe looked up and in a perplexed tone asked this fellow "for this you are asking a blessing? For this you need to make the pages of a Tehilim soaking wet!” The Rebbe wished him a good Shabbos and the man moved on.
Shocked and curious about what just happened, a few witnesses went to ask this fellow what he had asked the Rebbe – the fellow told them I asked the Rebbe for a blessing to have good children.
My friends, today is Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan. The Sheloh Hakoshosh wrote a beautiful prayer called Brichas Habonim that he says should be recited on this day. It is a big segula to recite it and beschis the holy Tzadikem may you merit wonderful beautiful children, inside and out
I could be wrong but I was thinking that for those who don’t have children for whatever reason, maybe they’re not married . . . . this can be segula to have children … any way just say the tefila

Stop pushing this segulah - this is what will make it work - stuff. It is a tefillah and PG Hashem should answer. It is not a magic talisman for the superstitions raising peoples' hopes that it is a done deal. The tefillah is beautifully worded and hopefully will be answered - but that's it. Look at the stroy of the Satmar Rebbe you quoted and take a lesson

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 Jun 02, 2011 at 01:51 PM shmaltz222 Says:

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Stop the Segulah Business Says:

Stop pushing this segulah - this is what will make it work - stuff. It is a tefillah and PG Hashem should answer. It is not a magic talisman for the superstitions raising peoples' hopes that it is a done deal. The tefillah is beautifully worded and hopefully will be answered - but that's it. Look at the stroy of the Satmar Rebbe you quoted and take a lesson

hunh?? cute story and good wishes i think that is the point.

So to you i say...blessings on you AND your whole family..now and forever!!!!!

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 Jun 02, 2011 at 02:47 PM NotSure Says:

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Stop the Segulah Business Says:

Stop pushing this segulah - this is what will make it work - stuff. It is a tefillah and PG Hashem should answer. It is not a magic talisman for the superstitions raising peoples' hopes that it is a done deal. The tefillah is beautifully worded and hopefully will be answered - but that's it. Look at the stroy of the Satmar Rebbe you quoted and take a lesson

You're wrong! It is a 'done deal', you just don't know when, where, and how this is going to help you, but a deal it is!

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 Jun 02, 2011 at 04:42 PM Boochie Says:

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Stop the Segulah Business Says:

Stop pushing this segulah - this is what will make it work - stuff. It is a tefillah and PG Hashem should answer. It is not a magic talisman for the superstitions raising peoples' hopes that it is a done deal. The tefillah is beautifully worded and hopefully will be answered - but that's it. Look at the stroy of the Satmar Rebbe you quoted and take a lesson

I think the point #1 was trying to make is that when it comes to the success of you children - you flat out need to pray

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 Mar 12, 2014 at 01:24 PM askmikelaw Says:

My children are my promise and they will be fulfilled, as will all who follow, because of Torah

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