“Eloka d’Meir Aneini”
the Tana‘s Zechuyos
“Eloka d’Meir Aneini”
the Tana‘s Candle
“Eloka d’Meir Aneini”
Rabi Meir Baal Haness
About two thousand years ago, the great Tana, Rabi Meir Baal Haness, taught us how to achieve yeshuos even when things seem hopeless. When instructing the prison guard to release his sister-in-law, he told him that if caught, he should say the words “Eloka d’Meir aneini,” and he will immediately be saved.
Throughout all the years of galus, Am Yisrael relied on the holy Tana‘s promise and saw numerous yesuos in all areas – parnassah, shidduchim, children, health, and more.
The kever of Rabi Meir Baal Haness is in Teveriah, and through the years of galus has been serving as a bottomless wellspring of blessings and miracles for all visitors who come to beseech Hashem for a yeshuah in merit of the holy Tana buried there.
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a talmid chacham will daven
for you at the kever for brachah and yeshuah.
Cost: 180 ILS
Sponsor cleaning, water, electricity, a/c and more on a day of your choice and your name will be prayed for at the Tana's kever for yeshuah and brachah.
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On a day of your choice, all the thousands of brachos recited on the refreshments served will be attributed to your zechus, and your name will be prayed for at the kever for brachah and hatzlachah.
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Help care for the kever – and enjoy Heavenly protection
Join us in caring for the kever of Rabi Meir Baal Haness and earn a constant personal connection with the holy Tana. In addition, you will receive a unique gift directly from the tzion in Tveriah to your home, providing you with protection, brachah and hatzlachah.
Help cover the monthly costs of maintaining the tzion by direct debit, and earn numerous zechuyos – as well as a unique gift that you will treasure forever!
Rabi Meir Baal Haness's Burial
Rabi Meir Baal Haness’s burial site was revealed by the Arizal and known for years, along with the story of the structure that was built over it. The original building was destroyed in an earthquake in 5597 and was rebuilt many years later.
In the sefer Shaar Hagilgulim, Rav Chaim Vital quotes his rebbi, the Arizal, who told him about the burial place: “My teacher, z”l, told me about Rabi Meir that he is buried standing, as people say.” (Rumors claimed that Rabi Meir was buried standing upright, as recorded also in the sefer Mas’os Eretz Yisrael, letter #8.) The reason given for this is that Rabi Meir’s zechus continues to protect Am Yisrael after his passing just as it protected them during his lifetime. Therefore, he is buried standing in order to allude to the fact that his zechus “stands” forever for Am Yisrael. Some explain that the reason is because Rabi Meir “stands” ready and prepared for Mashiach’s arrival which, as the Rambam tells us in Hilchos Sanhedrin, “…it is accepted that in the future they will return to Tveriah first and from there move on to the Mikdash.” Rashi also says, “In Tveriah the Sanhedrin ceased…and the Torah waits there until Melech Hamashiach’s arrival.”
The discovery of the kever‘s location is based on the Arizal’s words, as quoted in Shaar Hagilgulim: “In the south of Tveriah, as you walk toward the Tveriah hot springs, there are graves of tzaddikim there that are far apart from each other, and not all in one place. Their names were mentioned in Sefer Hayichus, and they are Rabi Meir and Rabi Yirmiyah.”
סגולת הדלקת נר שמן
מוסדות ‘אור תורה’ ידליקו עבורכם נר שמן בציון התנא ר‘ מאיר, ביום המסוגל א’ בטבת עפ"י סגולתם של הבן איש חי ורבי חיים פלאג'י זיע"א,
ויזכירו את שמכם במעמד נשגב לישועות וברכות בכל העניינים!
קשר של ברכה
הספר ‘קשר של ברכה’ הונח בקבר ובו שמות התורמים בסך שקל ליום בלבד למשך שנה. התורמים זוכים להיזכר על ציון התנא לישועה ולברכה אחת לשנה ושמם מונח לתמיד בספר כ'קוויטל'.
בראש חודש אלול החלו באמירת סליחות בציון התנא. הסליחות נאמרות במניין - בנעימה ופיוטים, כדי להעיר את הלב לחזור בתשובה שלימה לקראת יום הדין
אלפי מבקרים בציון בחופשת הקיץ
אלפי מתפללים פקדו במהלך חופשת בין הזמנים בציון התנא רבי מאיר בעל הנס. במוסדות 'אור תורה' נערכו מבעוד מועד לקליטתם של האלפים בשתיה חמה וקרה, מיזוג, חניה מרווחת ועוד
Miracles by Rabi Meir Baal Haness
Throughout all the years of exile, tzaddikim and gedolei hador of all generations extolled the enormous power, noted even in the Gemara, of arousing Rabi Meir Baal Haness’s zechus whenever one is in need of a yeshuah. Indeed, when faced with trouble, even the simplest Jews always knew to lift their eyes Heavenward and daven to Hashem, “Eloka d’Meir aneini! – You, Hashem, Who implanted inside Your world this powerful force, Rabi Meir Baal Haness, to affect yeshuos, please protect us and save us in merit of this tzaddik and answer our prayers in his merit.”
Ohr HaTorah’s institutions are constantly inundated with stories of yeshuos and miracles that came about as a result of Rabi Meir Baal Haness’s zechus. Childless couples who were blessed, older singles who found their partners, struggling breadwinners who found a good source of parnassah, people struck with illness who were miraculously healed…the stories are endless.
This potent combination of davening from the depths of one’s heart at the kever of the Tana and donating toward its maintenance is a powerful way to achieve a yeshuah.
In the words of Rabi Chaim Palagi about the yeshuos brought about at the kever of Rabi Meir Baal Haness:
“…It is tried-and-true all over the world, especially by merchants doing business, as well as those who journey through the seas and deserts – they saw Hashem’s wonders when they pledged to Rabi Meir Baal Haness and were answered. It is a most wonderous thing, tried and tested…where the object that had been pledged to Rabi Meir Baal Haness was saved, while the object which was not sworn and pledged to Rabi Meir was not. And there are numerous other such miracles and wonders that were done to those who pledged to Rabi Meir Baal Haness’s name, to the holy city of Tveriah…” [Lev Chaim].
Three Brothers, Three Weddings – One Dream
The door slammed behind Daniel as he sightlessly blasted into the house. His parents merely looked on in broken-hearted silence. They had nothing to say. Again, it happened. Again, another shidduch that had seemed so promising, cut off in the last minute for no explicable reason.
Even his twelve years of experience with shidduchim could not make the pain easier to bear. And the fact that his siblings, too, spent many years on this same endless road only made it more excruciating.
The Shabbos flames cast a flickering orange glow on the wall. The table was magnificently set, challahs, fish, and salads covering it in unabashed abundance. The scene was so perfect…except for the silence. An unnatural, heartrending silence. The kind of silence that screams louder than any sound can.
The kever of Rabi Meir Baal Haness speaks of a turbulent history. In 5597 (1837), the structure that had been standing over the gravesite was destroyed in a terrible earthquake. It was rebuilt years later and renovated to the beautiful structure that it is today.
Our photo gallery includes ancient images of the yeshivah and the kever as well as newer photos of the place today, including the cave, the double-rock headstone, the kevarim of the Tana‘s talmidim, the candle-lighting corner, the yeshivah at the kever and many more fascinating images that portray the holiness-infused atmosphere at the kever of the Tana Rabi Meir Baal Haness.
Yeshivas Ohr Torah – Rabi Meir Baal Haness
Kever Rabi Meir Baal Haness
POB 7 Tveriah 1410001
Bank Mizrachi, Tveriah, Branch #462, Account #424440
1310 Kaplan Blvd., Tveriah (just above the Tveriah hot springs)