September 16, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm #599409
How far do you walk to shul on Shabbos?
I would imagine many out of towners have far walks, since they are very spread out and there aren’t that many shuls there.September 16, 2011 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #810195TheGoqParticipant
Not to mention having to walk around all those tumbleweed rolls.
(tongue planted firmly in cheek) have u ever been out of the new york metropolitan area?September 16, 2011 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #810196mamashtakahMember
In Baltimore I had two 3 shules within an 8 minute walk.
On our yishuv I have 5 shules within an 8 minute walk.
Your hypothesis regarding OOT shules is incorrect. Perhaps you need to visit more OOT communities.September 16, 2011 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #810197ChallahbackMember
They have Shuls out of town?September 16, 2011 1:52 pm at 1:52 pm #810198
Shul with a Sefer Torah or making a minyan in someones house for convenience?September 16, 2011 1:55 pm at 1:55 pm #810199BaalHaboozeParticipant
I live OOT, and in my city there are numerous shuls around the neighbourhood. The MOST anyone walks is perhaps 3-4 blocks MAX.
It is interesting, that although every mitzva one gets reward according to the amount of strain/effort, there is a specific concept of one’s effort walking to shul called sechar halicha. Anyone know why?September 16, 2011 2:20 pm at 2:20 pm #810200
Obviously a certain percent of OOTers will live close to the shuls. But a certain percent will live relatively far. Especially in the smaller towns that are spread out in suburban fashion.September 16, 2011 2:25 pm at 2:25 pm #810201Feif UnParticipant
It takes me about 15 minutes to walk to shul by myself. If I’m walking with my wife and kids, it takes longer.September 16, 2011 2:36 pm at 2:36 pm #810202mommamia22Participant
We live in NY and walk a mile to and from shul every shabbos. Makes no difference where you live; you go where you like to daven.September 16, 2011 3:30 pm at 3:30 pm #810203apushatayidParticipant
About 20 seconds.September 16, 2011 3:59 pm at 3:59 pm #810204bptParticipant
In BP, its not so much a question of how far, its how many shuls do you pass getting to your shul.
But I have walked as far as 3+ miles to get to a Shabbos kiddush, wearing talis and hat, in the blistering heat (oh, what we’ll do for a git shtickle keegel!)September 16, 2011 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #810205kol daveedMember
Nearly three miles to shul every Shabbos. I pass a dozen or so Israeli/Persian/Chabads along the way, but for a real ashkenaz yeshivish minyan, it’s worth every step.September 16, 2011 5:23 pm at 5:23 pm #810206am yisrael chaiParticipant
bpt walked in the blistering heat
Begging to get some blistering feet
Admittedly just to get a shtickle keegel
His commitment portrays a Yid so regalSeptember 16, 2011 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #810207ha ha ha haMember
a pushita yid- do you have a minyan in your bedroom??September 16, 2011 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #810208deiyezoogerMember
I walk 10-12 minutes to my shul (Monsey) but I pass a dozen others on the way. If walking would had been an ishue I have 3 shuls within 60 seconds of my house.
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