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Tuesday, 20 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 23, 2019

    Family Walks 11 Miles on Shabbos

    The Pelman family's trip from Guatemala to New York for a wedding turned into a story that will be retold for some time. Full Story

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    Walking
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    Walking

    To ohel would have been a shorter walk

    Why didn't they go to the ohel?
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    Why didn't they go to the ohel?
    11 miles
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    11 miles

    how do you walk 11 miles in 3 hrs????

    WOW!
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    WOW!

    amazing! go musia!!!
    -friend from camp

    to #1
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    to #1

    to #1,
    you are right about the distance, but it all depends where they wanted to spend the rest of the Shabbos, either with the family or not.
    have a great week

    to number 1
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    to number 1

    and what about all there young children who were waiting for the rest of their families safe arrival – leave them wondering all shabbos?

    wow!
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    wow!

    very nice

    GO LEVI PELMAN!!!!
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    GO LEVI PELMAN!!!!

    A friend from Camp :)!!!

    To #3
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    To #3

    Please take out your calculator. 7 to 11 = 4

    just unbelivable
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    just unbelivable

    these people are very special neshomos and i am sure
    that hashem will pay them back in only good ways for taking
    the resposibility to walk 11 miles in the dark and keeping shaabos khalachah. beautiful story

    okay
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    okay

    who ever is saying about the ohel, obiously they didnt go for a reason so stop CRITISIZING.

    wow!!!
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    wow!!!

    may u be blessed!!!
    what a example of real shluchim of the rebbe!!!

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D this is not the first story like this. A lesson to all-everyone should try to arrange their travels to give time for such eventualities. It could happen to anyone especially if it happened to a devoted Schliach

    wow!!!
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    wow!!!

    this is incredible- may they be blessed with only good

    #13, they were due in 10 hours before shabbos
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    #13, they were due in 10 hours before shabbos

    That’s more than enough of a buffer zone. But in this case the flight was delayed more than 10 hours, and they landed four minutes before shkiah.

    TECHUM SHABOSS
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    TECHUM SHABOSS

    Did they ask a Rov?

    What a wonderful family
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    What a wonderful family

    This is what brave soldiers do. They march on.

    Lovely story, all the family and the non Jew all played a very important part in this, and we must learn from them.

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D to # 15 obviously it was not “more than enough of a buffer zone” or it would have been

    from cincinnati
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    from cincinnati

    pelmaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn the mendy one

    I remember a family of 5 walked 30 miles
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    I remember a family of 5 walked 30 miles

    It was sheva berochos for the chassan and kallah and they walked 30 miles….after getting stuck in traffic and .arrived at 7 am shabbos morning. ..kudos to all the walkers. …this happened 11 1/2 years ago

    There is a hotel near JFK very comfortable
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    There is a hotel near JFK very comfortable

    For your next trio from Guatemala
    It’s even closer than the Ohel

    each step is a MITZVA!
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    each step is a MITZVA!

    🙂

    Bracha
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    Bracha

    #16 is right! Someone should definitely ascertain if there is techum shabbos involved from jfk. It,s not the first time this has happened,and probably not the last time.
    True, the ohel would have been the rite choice.

    thanks for posting...
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    thanks for posting...

    …and to 13, I think the best lesson we learn is how special and important Shabbos is. What a kiddush Hashem!!!

    I liked this story
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    I liked this story

    1) I liked that they arranged their younger kids to be driven, the right choice imho and hopefully some of us who may think of putting their children in danger in this kind of situation will learn from it. 2) 4 hr walk is long but not total absurd so makes sense that they’d do it 3) I think they planned enough time as a buffer, perhaps a bit risky but you can’t always anticipate the worst. Maybe you should never leave on a Thursday because your plane may be delayed 24 hours and they won’t let you leave? 4)… Read more »

    Go sheina!
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    Go sheina!

    from online school!

    GO SHEINA
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    GO SHEINA

    love, OSer

    Asking the Rav...
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    Asking the Rav...

    To #16 & 23, they did call the rav and they got a hetter.

    thnx
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    thnx

    <3 shaina

    wow! i got the chils!
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    wow! i got the chils!

    this is what it means lechatchiler ariber. not letting anything got in your way of serving hashem! with ppl. like these we should be zuche to moshiach today!

    GO MUSSIA!!!!!!!!
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    GO MUSSIA!!!!!!!!

    UR AWESOME!! OMGGG CRAZY STORY

    to 21 the hotel for shabos ?
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    to 21 the hotel for shabos ?

    this hotel hase sensors that tern on the light in the holway the dor is opend with a magnetic card, this hotel is not for shbos, the hole city is in the techum shabos, therfor walking in the city is perfect

    just like my teacher said....
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    just like my teacher said....

    they kept shabbos every week and that week shabbos kept them

    Techumim
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    Techumim

    Doesn’t apply inside a city unless you pass through two thousand amos without people living there. This is pretty elementary. I’m sure that you know that many people walk to the ohel every shabbos. Also there was an article a couple years ago of bochurim that walk to the Bronx each Shabbos! That’s allot further than JFK.

    to #3
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    to #3

    It said they started at 7 and arrived at 11, that’s four hours, not three.

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