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The Miracle of

February 14, 2016 | by Rabbi Nechemia Coopersmith

24 hours. $1,000,000. It's all or nothing.

Let me tell you a secret about

The site was launched 17 years ago and thank God we have grown to become one of the largest Judaism’s websites in the world, reaching over 1.5 million people a month. In six insane months we assembled an incredibly talented team of programmers and content developers and worked on building what was then called a “super-site,” and we hired a professional consultant who was then a leading expert in the world of Jewish internet. She was really excited about our vision.

One day she pulled me aside and told me, “Listen, I think what you and your team are doing is great. But I have to tell you the truth. I just don’t see how your site can succeed. Where on earth are you going to get all the content you need every week? And where are you going to get the ongoing finance to maintain it? I’m concerned that you are about to launch the site and go over a cliff.”

I was taken aback. Where were we going to get all these writers and all this money?

And the answer came to me. “Why do you think God created the Internet in the first place? He wants us to use this powerful vehicle to share Torah wisdom with the world. This isn’t our website; it’s His. He’ll help us get all the content and money we will need!”

And for 17 years, week after week, the Almighty has not let me down. Of course we put in our maximum effort, but I know who is really in charge and making it all happen. Every week I witness another small miracle. I am convinced that as long as there are people out there thirsty for Jewish wisdom, the Almighty will enable us to carry on with our mission to inspire Jews from all backgrounds with the depth and meaning and contemporary relevance of Judaism.

Here’s your chance to be part of the miracle and show just how much means to you. This Tuesday, we are running an exciting 24-hour campaign, along with Aish HaTorah Jerusalem, to raise $1,000,000.

Every donation made that day will be matched 3 times, QUADRUPLING your donation. $100 grows into $400, $180 grows into $720… you get the idea.

And here is the catch... It is all or nothing. If we don't raise the $1,000,000, the donations will be returned. So we MUST raise this amount and can’t miss the opportunity!

Please help us by doing one or more of the following:

  1. Make a donation at (the link only will be live to accept donations at 1PM EST Tuesday Feb. 16
  2. Post the donation page on your social media outlets
  3. Forward this article to your friends and family.

I love being the chief editor of; it’s a dream job to be able to touch so many people around the world. Please give us your generous support; together we can make a tremendous difference.

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