By COLlive reporter
This past Thursday, Lubavitch bochurim spending their time distributing a chassidic publication were saved from an unexpected car explosion.
They were traveling to frum neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey to deliver the “Likras Shabbos” booklet when their vehicle went up in flames.
“We were heading to Lakewood when suddently I felt a heat wave on my face,” said Meir Shlomo Butman, the driver of one of the cars that are part of the distribution.
“Flames suddenly started blowing out from the hood,” he said. “I think the height was a meter and a half. It took me a few seconds to realize what was happening. I immediately stopped the car and shouted to my friend to jump out.”
Butman said that a few seconds later, after they were out of the car, “we heard the explosion and the car was on fire. I don’t even want to think what would happen if we had remained in the car.”
“Likras Shabbos,” with chassidic insight and commentary on the weekly parsha, is widely read in Chabad and frum communities around the world.