Can an Orthodox frum woman who keeps tziniut ride a motorcycle? If yes, then what type of clothes should she wear to keep her tzniut (knees covered with skirt).

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya Talia! Thanks for sharing the question.
    – mevaqesh
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 7:48
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    How is this different from a bicycle?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 12:40
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    How is an orthodox frum woman different from any other Jewish woman?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 12:45
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    @DoubleAA I'm no expert in the laws and customs of tznius, but I imagine there are different customs in different communities. It appears that Talia would like an answer that is consistent with Orthodoxy.
    – MTL
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 16:18
  • I feel like I’ve seen a Gemara regarding women riding a camel. Anyone else know what I’m talking about? Because I have no idea where I saw that.
    – DonielF
    Commented Jan 16, 2018 at 15:07

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A quick search through the Internet shows, as expected, a disagreement among Poskim.

Rav Eyal Karim, Rav Uri (Amos) Sherki, and likely Rav Yaakov Ariel (he is asked a slightly different question) say that it is allowed. Presumably, one would need to keep the same standard of Tzenius that they always adhere to.

Rav Revid Nagar, and Rav Hillel Meyers (in the name of Rav Chanan Afallo) say that it is Assur.

Rav Meyers notes his own (slightly better sourced) Teshuva about riding bicycles found here. Various Poskim have ruled on that Shaila as well, see Rav Aviner's Heter and kipa.co.il's answer, which has a wealth of online links. See Are women allowed to ride bicycles for transport? as well. (H/t to DoubleAA for making this connection.) Also related to: Are women allowed to drive?

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