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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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to #3
March 11, 2014 10:28 pm

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

Techumim
March 11, 2014 6:56 pm

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.

just like my teacher said....
March 10, 2014 8:44 pm

they kept shabbos every week and that week shabbos kept them

to 21 the hotel for shabos ?
March 10, 2014 8:16 pm

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

GO MUSSIA!!!!!!!!
March 10, 2014 7:32 pm

UR AWESOME!! OMGGG CRAZY STORY

wow! i got the chils!
March 10, 2014 6:17 pm

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!

thnx
March 10, 2014 3:34 pm

<3 shaina

Asking the Rav...
March 10, 2014 3:14 pm

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

GO SHEINA
March 10, 2014 12:08 pm

love, OSer

Go sheina!
March 10, 2014 5:57 am

from online school!

I liked this story
March 10, 2014 1:22 am

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 »

thanks for posting...
March 9, 2014 11:53 pm

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

Bracha
March 9, 2014 11:47 pm

#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.

each step is a MITZVA!
March 9, 2014 11:46 pm

🙂

There is a hotel near JFK very comfortable
March 9, 2014 11:44 pm

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

I remember a family of 5 walked 30 miles
March 9, 2014 11:07 pm

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

from cincinnati
March 9, 2014 10:48 pm

pelmaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn the mendy one

Aaron
March 9, 2014 10:48 pm

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

What a wonderful family
March 9, 2014 10:43 pm

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.

TECHUM SHABOSS
March 9, 2014 10:23 pm

Did they ask a Rov?

#13, they were due in 10 hours before shabbos
March 9, 2014 10:12 pm

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.

wow!!!
March 9, 2014 9:27 pm

this is incredible- may they be blessed with only good

Aaron
March 9, 2014 8:28 pm

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!!!
March 9, 2014 7:47 pm

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

okay
March 9, 2014 6:55 pm

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

just unbelivable
March 9, 2014 6:47 pm

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

To #3
March 9, 2014 6:20 pm

Please take out your calculator. 7 to 11 = 4

GO LEVI PELMAN!!!!
March 9, 2014 6:20 pm

A friend from Camp :)!!!

wow!
March 9, 2014 6:14 pm

very nice

to number 1
March 9, 2014 5:28 pm

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

to #1
March 9, 2014 5:23 pm

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

WOW!
March 9, 2014 5:23 pm

amazing! go musia!!!
-friend from camp

11 miles
March 9, 2014 5:00 pm

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

Why didn't they go to the ohel?
March 9, 2014 4:48 pm
Walking
March 9, 2014 4:41 pm

To ohel would have been a shorter walk

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