The Travelers’ Prayer

As we approach the season when many people choose to travel, it is appropriate to discuss Tefilat Ha-derekh, the traveler’s prayer. When does one say the traveler’s prayer? Going on a multi-day trip, how many times should one say the prayer? While discussing the traveler’s prayer, Rabbi Friedman includes other halahkic issues that one is likely to encounter while traveling.


VBM—The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har EtzionThis shiur is reposted with permission from the VBM—The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, where you can find both audio and text shiurim regarding all aspects of Halakha

About the Author
Rav Mordechai Friedman has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion since 1986. He is the Halacha Coordinator for the VBM—The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash of Yeshivat Har Etzion, the Yeshiva's Internet Project. Rav Friedman studied under Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik zt"l at Yeshiva University in New York, graduating with a degree in Computer Sciences. He earned Semicha from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
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