URGENT: Flight With Many Frum People On Board To Make Emergency Landing

el alTEHILLIM NEEDED: [UPDATED] An El-al Flight from Ben Gurion Airport en-route to Newark Airport will be making an emergency landing at 10:15 p.m. in Ben Gurion Airport, after a landing gear malfunctioned shortly after take-off. There are many Frum Yidden – including several Lakewood residents – on board the plane. Please take a moment to say Tehillim.

UPDATE: The flight has B’H landed safely. Click here for photos.

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  1. hashem please have rachmanus this plane is full of yidden coming back to the usa from lag baomer its mostly ppl. from newyork and new jersey including a few flatbush hatzalah members the plane is dropping fuel and waiting around until they figure something out

  2. Emergency crews had been on hand to treat any possible injuries, but fortunately the plane landed safely shortly after 5:30am Israel time at Ben Gurion Airport, and no one was hurt. Voice of Israel radio later reported that after he landed the plane, the pilot said that the earlier warning of an error had disappeared. As such, authorities now believe the source of the glitch was in one of the warning lights and not in the wheel itself.

  3. seems that it was not a belly landing boruch hashem those are far more dangerous then a faulty wheel landing. Either way its a great lesson for everyone not to take this beautiful life we have for granted and to realize and recognize that without Hashems intervention every second, we would cease to exist

  4. Let me try to understand the headline: had the plane been full of people other than frum yidden, would this not also warrant our tefilos?

  5. …imagine if a website wrote “URGENT: Flight With Many White People To Make Emergency Landing”

    –everyone would be up in arms…

  6. Flying ? For a minimum donation of $36 kupat hair will have a minyan of talmide chachomim check the landing gear for your flight

  7. The Scoop isn’t being one sided. It is writing for its audience. If Mr. Scoop would moonlight as a contributor to the APP, I’m sure that the headline would be different.

  8. TLS is not being one-sided.

    If an airplane in India was making an emergency landing, would anyone in Lakewood care? NO! The Goyim wouldn’t care either. Because we don’t know anyone on the plane. It’s not personal.

    But an airplane carrying mostly frum yidden from the NY-NJ area is very personal, because we all probably know some of them. So it makes it much more personal.

    To those who are not frum:
    This was NOT discriminatory. It was simply telling people that we probably all know someone on the plane. Other news sites were actually reporting that many Hatzolah members were on the plane. That is why this is news-worthy in Lakewood.

  9. I think it was so beautiful that at the minyan bonfire, the music was stopped while the entire crowd said kpittlach tehilllim for the plane. yasher koach R. Uri

  10. Reb Yid (26)

    This may be the reason why sometimes, our behavior may attract animosity.

    Aren’t all of Hashem’s creations important and worthy of our tefilos?

    I grew up in Lakewood in the time of Rav Aharon Zatzal: We did not refer to our neighbors as “goyim”. It is repugnant to do that. Everyone in the 50’s treated their neighbors, Jew or Gentile with respect and dignity.

    Are tefilos being said for those who are suffering in midwest tornados or should we first check to be sure that “yidden” are involved?

    “Maasey Yadai Tovim Bayam v’ Atem Omrim Shira?” was how Hashem chastised us on the 7th day of our redemption from Avdus.

    Have those words lost their meaning in the frum world?

    I hope not

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