Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson suggested in a letter that “as a segulah and protection against accidents, one should have a sidur (Prayer book), Tehilim (Psalms), Tanya and a tzedakah box (Charity box) in his car.” The Rebbe then mentions in the letter that it is appropriate to publicize this.

Most Chabad Chassidim will take along the above-mentioned even if they are traveling by plane, boat, train, or going anywhere for that matter.

I have long had the custom to travel with a mezuzah, one, for the extra protection, and two, because one should put up a mezuzah on their door post if they will stay at a fixed place for more than 30 days. It does occasionally happen that I will rent a room for more than a month.

In the attached picture with this post, I am on top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. I am holding a picture of the Lubavitcher Rebbe which has Tefilas Haderech printed on the back, and the white thing is a mezuzah.

To read about my Mt. Kilimanjaro climb:

http://travelingrabbi.com/2005/08/01/kilimanjaro-climb/

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One Response to “Traveling With a Mezuzah”

  1. Gordon Eslinger says:

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