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Questions relating to travel in various areas of Jewish law, such as travel on Sabbath or Holidays or prayers before certain travels.

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Praying on plane [closed]

I will be traveling to a Passover program for the 2nd days the plane is scheduled to leave at about 6:30 am in Los Angeles to Mexico should I put Tefilen on the plane or pray in my seat and then do ...
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Person sells chometz at home and travels west for Pesach. When does he get his chometz back?

Someone is going away from home for Pesach in a westerly direction. He sells his chometz in his home town through his Rav in his home town. Normally the chometz reverts back to the owner immediately ...
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Does Eilat belong to Bney Israel?

1 Kings 9:26 "King Solomon made a ship in Etzion Geber, which is beside Eloth on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." Does Eilat (which spelling is also spelled Eloth) belong to &...
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Obligation to stand while praying on public access transportation

According to the answers to this question one doesn’t have to stand while praying on an airplane. My question is, what is the Halacha regarding standing on a thing of public access transportation and ...
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Bitachon when collecting tzedakah

In the Chavos Halevavos chapter on Bitachon, we are comparing an alchemist to someone who has trust in Hashem. Its writes: והשמיני שבעל הכימיה איננו מתעכב בשום מקום מיראתו שמא יתגלה סודו. והבוטח ...
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Havdalah on a trip

If one is on a long trip (that started before Shabbat), and the time for Havdalah at the area they departed is different from the time in their current location, which one do they follow? (Note the ...
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Sh’ma time on a long travel

If one is traveling a very long distance, for example an El Al flight from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, at what time should they recite the Sh’ma? Would it be based on the time of departure, the time they ...
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Where can I buy kosher ground beef in London?

I’m thinking ubiquitous companies like the big chains: e.g. Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, et cetera. Or perhaps would it be better for me to ask on Travel Stack Exchange instead?
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Kosher leniencies in a place with neither hechshers nor kosher lists

I'm trying to understand whether or not there are leniencies regarding kosher certification in countries where it's uncommon. I am aware that in many parts of the world there are almost zero products ...
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What is the current accepted view about visiting one's teacher during the festivals?

Rambam codifies in Hilchos Talmud Torah 5(7) the mitzvah of visiting one's teacher on the festivals. The Sefaria edition says that the Nodah Biyehudah, Orach Chayim, Vol. II, Responsum 94, notes that ...
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Birkat HaGomel and Tehillim

I once met a Chabadnik who said Tehillim (I forget which) at the end of a journey instead of Birkat HaGomel. Is this normal among: Chabadnikim? (Any) other Chasidim? Other groups of Jews? Does ...
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Why does Sanhedrin 95a not list the Kefitzas HaDerech example of the 10 spies in Shelach

Question inspired by R. Elchanan Shoff Oneg Shelach 2019 p.6 Rashi on Bamidbar 13:25 states "They returned from scouting the Land at the end of forty days: But does not the Land measure four ...
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Tallit katan instead of tallit gadol when traveling

If you're traveling and trying to pack lightly, can you pack tefillin and "just" a tallit katan? Can you rely on a tallit katan rather than a tallit gadol, even if you'd normally wear tallit ...
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If one travels the circumference of their Techum on Shabbos, do they say Tefilas HaDerech?

If one traveled the circumference around their Techum on Shabbos (about 12.5k Amos = 2π * 2000), do they have any obligation to say Tefilas HaDerech, being that they traveled more than 2.8 miles (...
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Is there a formal Jewish way of wishing someone a safe journey?

Before someone you know goes on a trip, such as a flight, it is polite to wish them a safe journey. In English, one might use some variation of "safe travels" or "have a safe trip"....
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Where in the TaNaCH, in its pshat reading, does it show that the 42 stops in Numbers 33 were divided as follows:

Where in the TaNaCH, in its pshat reading, does it show that the 42 stops in Numbers 33 were divided as follows: "Hence journeys 1 through 11 were in the first year following the Exodus, and ...
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Must one arrange to have warm food on Shabbos day while traveling?

There is a mitzvah, or at least a strong minhag, to eat warm food at one's Shabbos day meal. What about when traveling? Must one arrange to always have warm food on Shabbos while traveling, or is this ...
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What determines a "majority of travelers"?

In Mas. Sh'kalim, 20A, the gemara discusses whether one can consume meat or cheese that he finds in a public space. One reason to allow it is because "רוב מהלכי דרכים" most of the travelers ...
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May one tour the Acropolis in Athens, Greece? [duplicate]

The Acropolis with its Parthenon is Greece's #1 tourist attraction. Are there any halachic issues with touring the ruins of pagan temples?
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Origin of "shaliach mitzvah" money [duplicate]

Before someone goes on a trip, there is a custom to give that person a dollar to give to tzedakah when they arrive at their destination. I have heard that the reason for this is that no harm comes to ...
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Birchas Ha'Gomel for ocean fishing

Someone went fishing in the ocean on a eight hour outing off the Jersey shore [they go out a few miles], and wanted to know if he needs to make a birchas hagomel like all those that travel at sea. See ...
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Can a Frum Jew go on a sponsored mixed trip if he can not afford to go to Eretz Yisroel?

Is a frum Charedi Jew allowed to go on a Birthright trip to Eretz Yisroel? Are there any gedolim that say it's asur? I would assume that the following things would be an issue: Tznius Mixed seating ...
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How was the time in the wilderness distributed among all those encampments?

I, and many others I know, have a mental image from childhood of b'nei Yisrael being frequently on the move between the exodus and the conquest of the land. But if you look at the list of encampment ...
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Precaution of shining shoes before traveling

Rav Yehuda HaChassid (circa 1200) writes in his will (39): לא ימשח אדם מנעליו ביום שדעתו לילך לדרך you shouldn't shine your shoes on the day you go on a trip. What is the idea behind this?
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Why does the mishna prescribe an indirect measure of whether somebody knew about a court ruling?

The mishna in Horayot 1:2 discusses a case where a court made a ruling that something is permitted and then later rescinded the ruling. Meanwhile, somebody did the thing they initially said is ...
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Relief from fasting while traveling?

I fly multiple times a week nearly every week for work. It has happened a few times that I had to travel on a minor fast day and I was at times surprised to see visibly religious people eating and ...
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Where to daven in Logan airport (Boston)?

Is there a convenient place to daven in Boston's Logan airport around 7:30 am?
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Travelling on hoshanah raba

Is it allowed for one to travel by car on Hoshana Rabbah? If so, what are the sources for this?
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May one ride on a commuter ferry during the 9 days?

There are some opinions that one should not ride on a boat during the 9 days because of danger. I am asking a follow-up on this answer and any similar opinions that prohibit boating. According to ...
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Not to sweep floor on day of traveling (source)

I just heard in the name of Rabbi Moncowits in Montreal that on day of traveling it is forbidden to sweep the floor. Because he once was in an accident and the Lubavicher Rebbe told him it was ...
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Embarking a ship on shabbat

Ignoring questions of carrying, activating electronic devices, etc. (assuming these can be overcome), why is it not permissible to embark on a ship which is manned by non-Jews and which will sail on ...
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Does one have to pray arvit during a very short night on a plane?

When flying from the US to Europe (especially in the summer) one often takes off before the time for arvit has arrived and only a few short hours later the sun already rises over Europe. For practical ...
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Frum travel guide - Philadelphia [closed]

Next week I will go to Philadelphia, and I don't know the place. Since other sites tend to be outdated, I thought that we may help each other by listing synagogues and restaurants, whenever someone ...
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Is there a "Jew" P.S. app for Android or iPhone?

I know that there are various minyan-finding sites like godaven.com They tell you the location and times of the closest shul to where you are located. Is there an app that can locate Jews who are ...
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Is it mentioned in the Talmud that Moses time traveled into the distant future

Is it mentioned in the Talmud that Moses time traveled into the distant future?
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Check out of hotel after shabbos

I am going to be traveling for a wedding soon and I will probably have to stay in a hotel in the local Jewish community over shabbat (they don't have capacity to host). I have a place to stay the ...
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Does a truck driver need to put a mezuzah on his truck? [duplicate]

Let's say someone is a constantly travelling truck driver. He has no firm "home" other than his truck, so he sleeps in his truck. My rav explained that if someone rents a home and is there for more ...
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Is flying over Har Habayis allowed?

It is my understanding that one is forbidden to go onto the Har Habayit ("Temple Mount") while s/he is Tamei. However, if one is only over Har Habayit but not physically on the ground (e.g. flying in ...
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Precut fruit is kosher but not lemon?

I'm confused by what I'm reading here: Fresh fruits and vegetables grown in chutz la’aretz are kosher whether bought whole or cut. Therefore, you may purchase a fresh fruit salad in any ...
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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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What degree of confidence must a Jew have in the Kosher status of a given meal before eating it?

Let's say a Jew travels on a long transatlantic flight. There are no food options except the on-board menu and non of them are kosher-certified. In this situation is it okay to choose a safer option (...
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Airplane Zmanim [duplicate]

If one is on an airplane, what zmanim does he follow? I see two feasible options: those of where he actually is, and those of the ground below where he is. Zmanim are affected by altitude as well as ...
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Can one charge coffee to one's room on Shabbos?

If one goes to a Hotel for Shabbos, can he order a coffee and charge it to his room, or is that forbidden, like other methods of buying food on Shabbos are?
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Seeking Jewish vacation website

Seeking websites that list and describe (and hopefully rate) vacation locations with a Jewish orientation (e.g., indicating the availability of a minyan daily, or on Shabbat). (If this question is ...
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Leaving Eretz Yisrael on vacation

The Rambam in Hilchot Melachim 5:9 describes the prohibition of leaving Eretz Yisrael, and the reasons why one would be allowed to leave. This topic has been dealt with already on this site. One heter ...
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What to do regarding postponed havdalah on a plane?

If one is on a plane on Sunday night when the Tisha b'Av fast ends, is it possible to make havdalah on the plane in order to be able to break the fast? Airport security might not allow passengers to ...
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Flying during the 9 days and watching movies

Is watching a (decent) movie during long international flight during the 9 days permitted? In general since many types of pleasurable activities are limited during the 9 days I would think that ...
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Returning from a trip during the Nine Days

What if someone began a trip before the Nine Days and now wants to return. Is he allowed to, in light of the prohibition against doing dangerous things during the Nine Days, including travel? Does it ...
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Traveling in the Nine Days

I had heard (confirmed by this discussion and this one) that one may not do dangerous things during the Nine Days including "travel." Based on this: What types of travel are included? Plane? Car? Boat?...
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Is a Jew allowed to sell tours to visit ruins of pagan temples? What if they're part of a bigger tour package?

I'm curious if Jews are allowed to sell tours to places like the Angkor Wat temples, which were places of idol worship (and apparently still have monks wandering about, presumably for some religious ...
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