Is it mutar to walk over the George Washington Bridge on shabbos? In terms of techumin

  • Welcome Aaron and thanks for your interesting question. Dec 8, 2014 at 19:08
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    Aaron, welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks very much for bringing your question here! Your question would be much stronger if you could edit in some more information about why you think this particular traversal would or would not be permitted.
    – Isaac Moses
    Dec 8, 2014 at 19:09
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    If this applies to you personally, please see a rabbi for personal, practical advice. Or, as we like to say, CYLOR.
    – Scimonster
    Dec 8, 2014 at 19:43

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According to Shmuely Wollenberger in The Coffee Room at The Yeshiva World Rabbi Schachter held it was forbidden.

Rav Schachter and his wife used to go for walks on Shabbos. They would cross part of the George Washington bridge then stop and turn around because the bridge is farther than the T'chum.

From Gershon Dubin at http://www.ottmall.com/mj_ht_arch/v37/mj_v37i55.html#CSN

I know that the kehila in Washington Heights does not, per their rabbonim's pesak decades ago, cross the GWB on Shabbos.

  • @ShmuelBrin: I only know what I see. Dec 8, 2014 at 19:28
  • @ShmuelBrin I have never used the Coffee Room....those subtitles are from mods? ....I would've thought that each user chooses their own subtitles.
    – MTL
    Dec 9, 2014 at 0:33

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