June 1, 2008

Slowly saying goodbye…

Filed under: Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 8:01 am

After all the years of devotion, compared to my normal efforts to continue my outreach work, at this point, I consider ilovetorah closed. There is no regular donations coming in so I am facing the facts that I can’t continue my work anymore. Some of you kept surprising me with donations even though I knew you didn’t really have the money to afford it. I appreciate this and you are responsible for saving many lives with me. Unfortunately, it was never really enough, the only reason the site has made it this long is because I took out loans to upkeep it and continue it. Now I have to pay these debts back and countless hours of time. I gave my last shirt to bring you this Torah online and frankly, there is nothing left in my closet. I don’t know if people noticed, but, I have been slowly saying goodbye… What is so sad is that the podcast alone could support all the work but it is not my place or my skill to market myself or my own work. I do ask of you when reading this not to delete our link in your favorites or find a new haven for internet Torah but to still remember us until our final days. Your attendance, keeps us breathing our last breaths. It still gives us hope. Even if I didn’t create any new material, there is enough on www.torahvideo.com and www.ilovetorah.com to last you a decade. Should we take the sites down, a few videos will be left behind on youtube or google for an occasional reminder that someone tried their best to spread Torah. Thank you all for coming all these years.

8 Comments

  1. that’s quite a blow.. i’m at a loss for words.

    Comment by yitz.. — June 1, 2008 @ 7:10 pm

  2. I find it unfortunate which you no video and so on more make can, but I understand it and wish you much strength this heavy time through to hold. Better times come. We will further like you nevertheless all. I hope you have my mail already read then know you already as I think.

    Comment by Alice — June 2, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

  3. I’m speechless. You have brought me to tears. May Hashem bentch you for all that you have done, and send you mazal and bracha in whatever you do. I will never forget i love torah, and the impression it has made on me.

    Comment by sherry — June 2, 2008 @ 7:46 pm


  4. Amen! Thank you! Gam Z’e Letova, everything that happens is for the good & will lead to good even if we don’t know how.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — June 2, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  5. What will you do?

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — June 2, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  6. Going to Disneyland?
    I will be working on soferous jobs, other business with hopes to feed the family, pay back bills and hopefully start sustaining the site this time, not on borrowed funds. Hopefully in the process, things will improve so we don’t have to shutdown completely. Of course, I will still accept donations to help that come in.
    If someone steps in to take on the role of promotion & advertising, it would be possible to get back on track in a mater of months. So, there is always hope but in 12 years, the only one I found to do this was someone who wanted to become rich off ilovetorah and my opinion is not to charge for Torah in anyway. Even at the expense of going out.
    p.s. Of course I will be keeping set times of torah study daily & prayer as required of a Jew amoung other Chassidic & Kabbalistic idealities.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — June 2, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

  7. B”H
    Dear Reb Moshe,
    thank you for all that you have done, thank you for all the lovely sites (especially for the Bnei Noah site! 🙂 ), for the nice music, for the nice videos! I hope The Holly One, blessed be He, will soon grant you everything your heart desires and much more. I hope better days are coming soon. As for myself, I promise you, if my own business gets better, I’ll try to support you, your family and the ilovetorah project anyway I can.
    Sh’lom!

    Comment by Teodor Todorov — June 4, 2008 @ 10:42 pm

  8. Many thanks Reb Moshe for this site. I was able to meet a friend who directed me to a support group for epilepsy on the web. It has helped me cope with my son’s disability immensely and would not have happened with out you. You are a sincere and beautiful person. Are you still selling your music cd?? I think I tried to order one. If not, please keep the donation.

    Comment by jodi — June 8, 2008 @ 8:20 am

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