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Qitzur Shulhhan Arukh, Yalqut Yosef (Yoreh De'ah 242-244:12) states (my translation): היושב באוטובוס ונכנס תלמיד חכם או זקן, והגיע סמוך אליו, תוך ד' אמותיו (כשני מטר) והוצרך לעמוד בפניו כפי הדין, והחכם או הזקן נשארו עומדים תוך ד' אמותיו, מאחר ואין מקום פנוי באוטובוס, צריך לתת לו את מקומו לשבת One seated in a bus into which a Talmid Hakham or elderly ...


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This may not be the answer you want to hear but here goes. The only time ownership plays a role in the laws of muktzah is when we are discussing something which is muktzah due to being unusable. And even that has specific details. See the very end of hilchos muktzah in Orach Chaim 308 52 with Mishna Berurah. A useless item to a rich man is muktzah to him. ...


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Since you agreed to hear some reason why it may be different, I'll give what I think is a reason to differentiate. The reasoning one can smash his way through the filled up reshus harabim is, as the Aruch HaShulchan (siff 3) explains, in order to make himself a pathway. That makes sense with the barrel case. The double parked car might be different as it is ...


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Rabbi Amnon Yitzchak argues that men should only drive cars as it is analgous to a horse drawn carriage which where traditionally driven by men, making it a modesty issue.


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Shevet HaLevi 4:1 s.q. 2 by Rav Shmuel Wosner writes that "experience has taught him" that it is proper to completely forbid women driving because the activity of learning to drive leads to immodest behavior, and the driving itself violates the notion of "All glorious is the king's daughter within the palace" (Tehilim 45:14). He also points to the Talmud ...


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A while ago, I asked a Satmar Chassid who lives in my neighborhood about why women do not drive. He explained that one of the reasons is that it is not considered derech tzni'ut - a way of modesty. He surmises that perhaps part of this origin was that when cars were developed, they had higher entrances - i.e., you had to step up (climb) into the car. When ...



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