By COLlive reporter
What happens when 60 Jews are stranded for 24 hours after their flight makes an unscheduled stop in Iceland?
Chabad to the rescue, of course.
After an LOT Polish Airlines flight from Poland to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Iceland due to the behavior of an unruly passenger, various passengers contacted Chabad of Iceland through family members and friends.
Rabbi Avraham and Mushky Feldman, Shluchim and Directors of Chabad of Iceland, rushed into action.
They managed to pull things together and bring plenty of kosher food to the hotel in Keflavik, which is about 45 minutes away from their Chabad Center in Reykavik.
The passengers arrived about midnight Sunday night, and will be taking off Monday at 5 pm, Rabbi Feldman told COLlive.com.
On Monday morning, Rosh Chodesh Shvat, the Shluchim made the trip again to the hotel and delighted the passengers once more when they carried a Sefer Torah. The passengers joined for a joyous musical Shacharis davening.
The Feldmans also arranged for breakfast and lunch for everyone so they could be comfortable during their stay.
Passengers were moved and grateful to the Shluchim, incredulous that they had pulled this together on such short notice.
“So many people kept telling me, ‘I love Chabad,’ ‘I can’t believe you have this kind of Kosher food in Iceland,’ and ‘Mi K’amcha yisroel!'” Rabbi Feldman told COLlive. “It was an amazing Kiddush Hashem.”