The Tikkun for the Deceased is to increase the amount of prayer and entreaties before the Creator of the Universe in order to save the deceased and assist her or him to reach eternal rest.
We must remember that every transgression a person committed causes a defect in the upper worlds, and the sinner must rectify that defect.
We all know that when a person is still alive, she or he can rectify the defect through Teshuvah (repentance) and good deeds, which is not possible once the person passes away. Then it becomes more complex to rectify the transgressions.
In fact we do not know enough about this matter but we can make inferences from the events around Rabbi Akiva, as noted in the Holy Zohar. Rabbi Akiva taught the son of an evil man how to say the Kaddish (prayer for the deceased) and learn Torah, and this learning was effective in extricating the father, evil from head to toe, from Gehinom (the afterlife for the evil) and transitioning him to the Garden of Eden with the righteous souls.
The Virtue of the Tikkun for the Deceased
Implementing a Tikkun for the deceased causes the deceased a great deal of satisfaction, rescuing the deceased’s soul from tribulations and further reincarnations, as inanimate, plant, beast or a human. It can also save the deceased from the judgment of Gehinom.
Based on our Sages, there is no satisfaction in the world that can compare to that of the deceased’s child carrying out the Tikkun for the Deceased.
וע”י זה התיקון החשוב מספר “לשון חכמים” יהיה תיקון עצום לרוחם ונשמתם של הנפטרים ולהביאם אל מנוחתם כבוד.
It is also important to understand: even if the deceased’s relatives are performing various deeds to enhance the deceased’s soul, such as giving charity, saying blessings, and so on, these do not assist the deceased anywhere near as much as the Tikkun for the Deceased can.
How do we actually perform this Tikkun?
The Tikkun for the Deceased is conducted in daylight and in the presence of Rabbi Menachem Edri (may he be blessed with long life), and the presence of 10 married Yeshiva students who are fasting for 24 hours,
and who learn the entire Holy Zohar: Idra Raba and Idra Zuta, the Torah, Prophets and Writings, the Six Books of Mishnah, the book of Tehillim (Psalms), the 13 Mitzvahs, and the Order of Encirclement of Shofars with the Thirteen Traits of Mercy.
Each Yeshiva students receives NIS. 600 for the Tikkun, thus the total for a minyan of 10 men is NIS. 6,000.
It is important to note that the money is entirely dedicated towards benefitting the Yeshiva attendees.
This Tikkun is effective in saving the deceased from all suffering and sorrow in the World to Come, and making up for all the deceased’s deficiencies. The person instituting this Tikkun for a deceased will be sure that the deceased will have been assisted in achieving certain restfulness.
Those conducting this Tikkun to enhance the soul of her or his parents or relatives also merits numerous great deeds: love your neighbor as yourself, honor your father and mother, and true kindness.
If you are interested in having this Tikkun conducted to enhance the soul of a relative, or by contrast to heal the physical body, remove a curse, or annul an “evil eye” or harsh decrees,
or to bring blessings and success, please contact us.