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A very useful basic guide to these laws is “The Kohen's Handbook” by Rav Yochanan Alexander Lombard. On p124, 5, Rav Lombard says that a metal car does not block tumah and a moving car is called an “ohel zoruk” that does not block tumah. (He reports an opinion that a car with closed windows may protect kohanim from tumas ohel of a non-Jew.) Similarly to to ...


I could see parralels between this and the shabbat elevator, going on a boat ride from before shabbos untill after shabbos, and riding a bicycle on shabbas. Elevator According to the tzomet institute, the following criteria are required to make an elevator "kosher" for shabbat usage. What is needed for an elevator to operate as a "Shabbat elevator?" A ...

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