The Ahavas Yisrael Chabura System is an active and engaging workshop that encourages incremental growth steps called “stretches”. Women are encouraged to “stretch” beyond their comfort zone to grow in their relationships. The chaburos are not meant to be an in-depth musar vaad or text-based shiur. Rather, they serve as an opportunity for women to convene on a weekly basis to learn, discuss and interact with others for the tremendous mitzvah of Ahavas Yisrael thereby accruing tremendous merits for Klal Yisrael.
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Why the Ahavas Yisrael Project?
Rav Eliyashiv, shlita, told Rav Noach Weinberg, zt’’l, in Nov 2008: “The danger to the [physical] survival of Am Yisrael is greater now than it was in the darkest days of the Holocaust.”
• Hashem is calling us urgently. World events, including 9/11, the rise of radical Islam, the world financial meltdown, severe drought in Israel, high rate of illness, lack of shalom bayis, troubled youth, shidduchim challenges, global terrorism, natural disasters are all wake up calls for the Jewish people.
• The Torah Community should be the first to respond to Hashem’s call.
• Gedolim agree that one of the most important areas to focus on is Ahavas Yisrael. It is the antidote to the sinas chinam that sent us into exile 2000 years ago.
• According to Chazal, just as the Redemption from Egypt happened in the merit of the righteous women, so too will the Final Redemption occur through the efforts of the righteous women. (Sotah 11B and Yalkut Shomon on Ruth, Perek 4).