August 31, 2020 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1897233
This summer when I was a vacation I was in Horseshoe Bend AZ, Bryce Canyon, Zion and Las Vegas Airport and in all of the above we bumped other Jewish travelers and made a spontaneous minyan for Mincha &/or Mairiv.
Where was the most off the beaten path where you had a pop up minyan?
And where was the the most off the beaten place you met a Jew?August 31, 2020 2:19 pm at 2:19 pm #1897275Sam KleinParticipant
Have you ever met a new walking through a empty quiet forest doing hisbodedus and talking to Hashem like ten Nachman of Breslov used to do every dayAugust 31, 2020 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1897334Reb EliezerParticipantAugust 31, 2020 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #1897336Sam KleinParticipant
Many people have gone on long forest hike paths and passed other families or camp groups going on the same path rather with biking or walking just the other group was on they path out of the forest already cause they started their hike earlier.
Start your hike today and bring yourself closer to Hashem as you start to talk and feel closer to Hashem on a one to one relationship and this is actually what hisbodedus is and once a person has reached this level you can ask Hashem for anything you need and to help you complete your hike through this temporary world (forest) so you can come up to the real world and serve Hashem face to face
No I’m not Breslov at all and never plan on going to uman even on a tourist trip in middle of the year. A person doesn’t need kevorim of gedolim or segulahs to get help from Hashem. All a person needs to do is call out open heartedly to Hashem for help as we say on Ashrei 3 times a day karov Hashem meaning “Hashem is close to all who call out to him, to those who call out to him wholeheartedly”
May we all start to turn directly to Hashem for help in our times of need and stop depending on middlemen agents (Rebbes doctors segulahs, lawyers etc….)August 31, 2020 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1897339
@ Sam Klein,
When I was a bucher many moons ago I hiked the New Hampshire part of the Appalachian Trail. We met two other frum hikers one day and benched with mezumin.
PS you never wrote where you had your pop up minyan.August 31, 2020 6:29 pm at 6:29 pm #1897350Reb EliezerParticipant
The Berdichever ztz’l says that when we do a mitzva with joy so we are happy below, we pass on that happiness to above and we can ask anything we desire and it wil be listened to.September 1, 2020 10:34 am at 10:34 am #1897566
The most off the beaten track were I met a Jew was in Oaxaca Mexico in the mountains 300 miles south of Mexico City when I was walking down the street and someone came running out of a store yelling rak regah, turns out he was an Israeli who opened a electronic store there.September 2, 2020 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm #1897931mentsch1Participant
Suqian city, jiangsu province china
I was almost certainly the only one in this city of 4M+ wearing a yarmulka. A Canadian man came over to tell me he “was a member of the tribe”
I also got to daven in a prayer room at Incheon airport south korea with a bunch of muslims
The main wall was very ornate and pointed east. They were bowing east. I wanted to point out to them that technically mecca (and jerusalem) was west, but alas they didnt speak englishSeptember 3, 2020 7:12 pm at 7:12 pm #1898440AhvasChinomParticipant
Mincha minyan running into Isr tour group, top of table mountain, Cape Town.
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