November 17, 2021 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm #2029630
The most unexpected places I met a yid was once when I was in Oaxaca Mexico in the highland of Mexico and while walking down the the street a storekeeper ran outt and yelled Rak Regah, I was an Israeli who owned a electronic store. The strangest place I met a frum yid was in hiking the AT in North Carolina.
How about you?November 17, 2021 2:15 pm at 2:15 pm #2029834Yabia OmerParticipant
I was crossing an international border and didn’t have local currency to pay for the travel visa. An Israeli noticed I was Jewish and paid for me. ישלם ה’ פעולוNovember 17, 2021 2:16 pm at 2:16 pm #2029811NoveltyParticipant
Hiking in the middle of a hick town in Central Oregon.November 17, 2021 4:56 pm at 4:56 pm #2029896GadolhadorahParticipant
At a small lodge along Khuvsgul Lake in Mongolia about 10 years ago. As you would guess, two younger Israelis doing a long post-IDF trek. Its one of the largest lakes in that region and one of the most beautiful areas we’ve ever traveled but the last place I’d expect to find another yid.November 17, 2021 6:05 pm at 6:05 pm #2029934ujmParticipant
In North Korea.November 17, 2021 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #2029983KuvultParticipant
I met a Satmar Chasid (fully dressed as one) in Tupelo, Mississippi.November 17, 2021 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #2029994ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤParticipant
We went to the outback once in australia to a small town and found a person who didnt know he was jewish.
Yabia, did you put on teffilin with him?November 17, 2021 7:08 pm at 7:08 pm #2029995ujmParticipant
I met a Brisker in Mecca.November 17, 2021 8:54 pm at 8:54 pm #2030057November 18, 2021 11:02 am at 11:02 am #2030332besalelParticipant
common saychel: was he thru hiking? i always wondered if its possible to thru hike the at as a frum jew.November 18, 2021 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm #2030352G-d bless Senator Ted CruzParticipant
To Common Sachel:
Read about Otto Warmbier A”H.November 18, 2021 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #2030367hujuParticipant
To ujm: I ate brisket in Mecca.November 18, 2021 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm #2030366November 18, 2021 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #2030504takahmamashParticipant
My daughter and a friend were hiking through some beautiful backwoods in Ireland. They came across a man and a woman, also walking through the area. The man looked familiar; as it turned out, he was a regular customer at the Aroma where she worked.November 18, 2021 5:43 pm at 5:43 pm #2030547Yserbius123Participant
My family was on vacation in Alaska and we stopped at the side of the road in Denali Park to look at a beaver dam. There was already a man and his son standing there wearing the uniform of Yidden on vacation everywhere (man in a taxi driver hat, son in a baseball cap not covering the peyos behind their ears). My father ambled up and casually asked “Nu? Any chance we can get a minyan for mincha?”November 18, 2021 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #2030588
@yserbius, last year I davened in pop up minyanim in Bryce Canyon, Horseshoe Bend [50 ppl here in that mincha / Mariv, a number of ppl were boating in lake powell] and the North Rim of the Grand CanyonNovember 20, 2021 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #2031118besalelParticipant
Common saychel: I’m pretty sure you can inn hike that stretch.November 21, 2021 5:05 am at 5:05 am #20311545TResidentParticipant
You can often find frum Jews in unexpected places during Chol Hamoed Pesach and Succos.November 21, 2021 8:57 am at 8:57 am #2031248CTLAWYERParticipant
In the Vatican during an audience with Pope Paul VI.November 21, 2021 9:48 am at 9:48 am #2031324
@besalel, I hiked the AT VT NH and ME sections and stayed at the AMC buildingsNovember 21, 2021 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm #2031587yungermanSParticipant
I remember when i unexpectedly and shockingly met CTLAWYER in the YWN coffeeroom when we were having coffee together. I was completely unexpectedly shocked and wasnt event pregnant yet forget about expecting yet.
It was an experience of a lifetime to meet him. And I keep waiting to meet him again in the coffeeroom
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