Questions tagged [tefilat-haderech]

Lit. "Prayer of the Way". A prayer said by Jews when they begin traveling by plane and boat, as well as extended land travel. Traveling is traditionally seen as a time of increased danger. This prayer asks G-d to grant a safe and peaceful journey.

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Does “vertical” distance require saying Tefillat Haderech?

Does "vertical" travel require saying Tefillat haderech? Examples: Bungee jumping Hang gliding Ski lift / cable car Mountain climbing / rapelling (using rope to scale the mountain.) Sky Diving / ...
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How to say Tefilas HaDerech while on the road alone

My question applies to circumstances in which one is driving an extended distance by oneself. They also apply primarily--though not exclusively--to people who do not have the Tefilos HaDerech ...
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Prayer for when you are traveling

We will be taking a long trip by car that will be spread out over three days with a break for Shabbat in the middle. What is the halacha for saying Tefilat HaDerech (Prayer for the traveler)? is it ...
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Tfilat ha-Derekh “ותחזירנו לשלום”

In Tfilat ha-Derekh there are optional words "ותחזירנו לשלום". When do we add these? Sometimes it is written "if somebody means to return immediately say also..." and sometimes I've seen "at the same ...
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How safe does 'travelling' need to be to revoke Tefillat HaDerech?

There is a discussion as to whether the amount of time or the distance traveled generates the obligation to say Tefillat HaDerech. The reasons being either because travelling far could lead to ...
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Tefillas HaDerech in populated areas

If one is traveling on a highway that runs through populated areas for the entire span of the trip, is Tefillas HaDerech recited? If so, at what point during the journey is it recited?
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Being Motzi someone with Tefilas Haderech

I was always under the impression that one person can say Tefilas Haderech and the others can answer Amein and you are Motzi them. Today I was travelling and the fellow said Tefilas Haderech and ...
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Teffilas Haderech Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh

Is one obligated to say teffilas Haderech when traveling by bus or car from Jerusalem to Beit Shemesh? Is the distance between them sufficient? Is it one unbroken area of residence? Travel time ...
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Saying Tefillat haDerekh twice in one day

The Tefillat haDerekh includes the phrase, "ותחזירנו לשלום" ("and may you return us in peace"), to be added in the event that a person plans to make a return journey the same day. Is it necessary to ...
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Does anyone say Tefillas Haderech when traveling by foot?

LOOKING FOR A MA'ASEH RAV: As far as I know, the obligation to say Tefillas Haderech is applicable to all modes of travel, whether by foot or with a vehicle of any kind. Does anyone know of any Rav/...
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Journey – overnight stay – return home. On return trip, when to say Tefilas Haderekh?

Mishna Berurah 110 (70) [29] says: that although we say Tefilas Haderekh when we have left town, that's only at the beginning of the trip but when we stay overnight on the way, we can say THD ...