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Traveling With a Baby Overseas

 

Question:

I recall reading in Igros Kodesh that the Rebbe instructs not to take a baby under 1 year overseas.

Question: Is the issue only to go overseas (plane), or even to another (neighboring) country (i.e., driving from the US to Canada)? Was this a personal directive or a general one for everyone? Would you know the reason for this?

 

Answer:

It’s not an actual instruction. The Rebbe expresses surprise about the decision to travel with the baby.

It’s about traveling to a place which has a different climate. The Rebbe makes specific mention about change in air and water.

I am not aware of an instruction like that to the public. Advice dispensed in one particular letter doesn’t necessarily indicate a directive for the public.

The Rebbe writes in that letter that he is under the impression that this is the opinion of doctors – for safety reasons.

 

ראה אגרת ד’תסד – אג״ק כרך יג ע׳ קצה.

 

 

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