By: Yated Ne’eman Staff
The books recently republished by the organization Jewish Marriage Education (JME), merited the blessings of gedolei Yisroel, headed by Maran HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, who also appointed a committee of rabbonim to oversee this important organiza
tion.Gedolei Yisroel expressed their approbation and blessings regarding the activities of JME, headed by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Abramov. They also issued special letters which were published on the occasion of the publishing of the new edition of the organization’s seforim.The organization was started eighteen years ago with the encouragement and guidance of the HaRav Shlomoh Zalman Auerbach zt”l and ylct”a HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, with whom the heads of the organization consulted regarding their activities.Working on a totally voluntary basis, this organization has taken as its primary aim the enhancement of holiness in Am Yisroel according to the traditions of our great sages throughout the generations. Courses have so far been given to about four thousand men and women teachers all over the Jewish world, including a Eretz Yisroel, the USA, Canada, England, Belgium, France, Switzerland, South Africa and South America.It should be noted that in preparation for the new editions of the books, HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv appointed a commission of rabbonim to reexamine the books of JME. The members of the commission were the HaRav Yitzchok Zilberstein, HaRav Simcha HaKohen Kook, and HaRav Arye Dvir.At the request of HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv, HaRav Yitzchok Zilberstein reviewed the books carefully and added comments, explanations and adaptations, consulting with HaRav Nissim Karelitz, who ensured the adaptation of the books for Jewish women,according to the tradition.
In his letter, which was endorsed also by the other rabbonim on the commission, HaRav Yitzchok Zilberstein writes: “I believe that these books are worthy to be used by honorable Jewish `princesses’ and to lecture based on them, and we pray to Hashem Yisborach that these books will bring benefit to Bnos Yisroel and they should build their homes with holiness and purity, on the road paved by our holy fore- fathers and fore-mothers.”HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv endorsed the letter of HaRav Zilberstein as did HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira and HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg.HaRav Yosef Sholom Eliashiv wrote: “I join my blessings to the Abramov family, that they succeed in their holy endeavors under the guidance of the above rabbonim hageonim.”HaRav Moshe Shmuel Shapira wrote: “The words of the Geonim and Rabbonim do not need support and surely Hashem’s blessing will rest upon mezakei horabim who benefit the public, those dear people who for many years have been active in enhancing purity in Yisroel according to the guidance of the gedolei HaTorah, HaRav and HaRabbonit Abramov, and they should carry on their great work under the guidance of gedolei Torah for many years to come.”HaRav Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg wrote in his letter: “Rav Yirmiyahu Abramov and his wifetichye are already known for their self-sacrifice and voluntary activities in helping Klal Yisroel to maintain Toras Habayis, which constitutes the basis of kedushas Yisroel in halochoh and in machshovoh.”