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Can you ride a bike on Yom Tov?

Are you allowed to ride a bike on Yom Tov (e.g. the first two and last two days of Pesach in the US)?
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Shabbat pedestrian crossing, and Marit Ayin

In my town, the local (non-Jewish) council, in a gesture to the Jewish community, set certain traffic light crossings to automatically go green (Walk) for pedestrians every 30 seconds or so. This is ...
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Obligation to stand while praying on public access transportation

According to the answers to this question one doesn’t have to stand while praying on an airplane. My question is, what is the Halacha regarding standing on a thing of public access transportation and ...
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Enforcing car free Shabbat

Personally, I really enjoy in Israel that religious neighbourhoods block car traffic on the Shabbat. (I mean by legal means and road signs as well.) It is much of a relief after the chaos and the ...
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Gentile driving for you on Yom Tov

May a Jew be driven somewhere by a Gentile on Yom Tov? If so, what are the conditions which would allow this to be possible?
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What is the Halacha of establishing one's home at the onset of Shabbos?

If one cannot make it home, I heard there's a din that one sets his place where they are now upto 2000 amot. What's the source of this? What if I'm in the back of a car?
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What was the shape of Noach's Teivah? Box or Houseboat?

I always recall learning that Noach's Teivah was a box-like shape. The secular world have always depicted it as a houseboat. The secular site of the Teivah's resting place which is the most ...
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Menstruating women on public transportation

In Leviticus 15:20, it says that anything a menstruating woman sits on is unclean. Then, in verse 23, it says that if a man sits on something a menstruating woman has sat on, then he is unclean. I ...
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Kosher food on cruises?

I will be going on a cruise. I know that some cruises have Kosher menu selections that are actually verified Kosher, not just “Jewish Style meals”. My question is that how can these be kosher without ...
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Travelling on hoshanah raba

Is it allowed for one to travel by car on Hoshana Rabbah? If so, what are the sources for this?
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How serious is it that visibly observant Jews offend traffic laws

In the last years, bicycles became very popular in Israel and in Jerusalem in particular (especially electric bikes because Jerusalem is very hilly) and they have been adopted as a cheap means of ...
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Question of Ribbis (interest) with personal use of employer's gasoline and reimbursement using his own credit card

Someone travels to work out of town with his own car. He received a credit card from his employer to pay for the gas for the trip to and from the workplace and his home. The employer does not mind if ...
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Can one make a bracha 'al biur chometz' if they are only searching their car?

Suppose one is on the road on the night of the 14th of Nissan and the only place they will be checking is their car. They have already cleaned their house, and where they are going will also be clean. ...
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Does an RV need a mezuza? [duplicate]

My son asked me if a mobile home needs a mezuza. I did not know if any of the following factors make a difference towards its requirement of a mezuza: It is mobile. In some circumstances, it is a ...
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Are you responsible for damage your driverless car causes?

Driverless cars are in the process of becoming a reality and it is a matter of time before they are a mainstream product. These car are pre-programmed to make certain decisions in the case of imminent ...
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Is somebody who dozed off behind the wheel liable for damages?

If someone dozed off behind the wheel and caused serious injuries to his passengers, is he liable for the damages? The premise of the question is that perhaps, because he dozed off, the driver is ...
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Can an Orthodox frum woman who keeps tziniut ride a motorcycle?

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).
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Catching a Bus on Shabbes

I'm starting from the assumption that one is not allowed to catch a bus on shabbes, but would like to know why. Excluding issues pertaining to the purchase of tickets or the use of passes, potentially ...
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Permission to Drive on Shabbat for the President's Daughter

A few news sources have been reporting on Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's having been granted rabbinic permission to drive on Shabbat after Ivanka's father's inauguration as president. (See, for ...
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What are the halachic issues with self-driving cars that minimize overall damage instead of protecting the passengers? [duplicate]

As self-driving cars are becoming more common, I hear more and more people talking about the benefits when most of the cars on the road are self-driving and programming can optimize traffic flow. ...
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Is one allowed to drive a car according to the Steipler?

I heard a speaker say the Steipler held that one is not allowed to drive a car because it is potential murder is this true?
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Reason for the Conservative driving teshuva?

When it was enacted, was the Conservative Movement's driving teshuva (the one that allowed driving to and from shul on Shabbat) designed for people who had already moved to the suburbs, far from ...
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Do I have to help my enemy change his flat tire?

We learn in Parshat Mishpatim (Shemot 23:5): If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, thou shalt forbear to pass by him; thou shalt surely release it with him. My ...
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Is it justified to stone cars being driven on Shabbat?

Several public and private travel guides, such as The Rough Guide to Jerusalem and the British government's travel advisory for Israel, warn against driving in Jerusalem on Shabbat, as residents of ...
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Returning from a trip during the Nine Days

What if someone began a trip before the Nine Days and now wants to return. Is he allowed to, in light of the prohibition against doing dangerous things during the Nine Days, including travel? Does it ...
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Traveling in the Nine Days

I had heard (confirmed by this discussion and this one) that one may not do dangerous things during the Nine Days including "travel." Based on this: What types of travel are included? Plane? Car? Boat?...
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May one ride in a utilitarian car?

A new study has confirmed the obvious: people want to survive: even though participants approve of autonomous vehicles that might sacrifice passengers to save others, respondents would prefer not to ...
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Is the gas in my car chometz? [duplicate]

A great deal if not most gasoline in America may contain ethanol. Ethanol may be sourced from corn, wheat, and other potentially problematic sources. What's more, its combustion in the engine might ...
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Selling contents of car trunk for Pesach

Would it be acceptable to put chometzdik items in the trunk of one's car, and then sell the contents of the trunk to a non-Jew before Pesach? Assume one would not open the trunk during Pesach, but ...
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Parameters of schar pesios

There is a concept that one gets reward for the steps that one takes to travel to synagogue, and this reward extends even if one goes out of their way to go to a synagogue that is further away from ...
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May one park in a Church across the road which charges a daily parking fee?

Is it permitted to park in a church which charges a daily fee for use of its parking lot? Possible concerns might be: Someone who knows the owner's car may think he has gone in to worship. The money ...
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Did the garbage in the teiva (ark) stink?

The verse says that the Ark was to have three floors, and Rashi (based on Sanhedrin 108b) explains this as follows; "the bottom floor" was for waste, the "second" floor for the animals and the "third" ...
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May one paddle a canoe (or ride in one) around in a lake or pond on Yom Tov?

Suppose one lives next to a lake or a pond and has a canoe (or a kayak or other non-motorized, sail-less rowboat) that is kept docked at the water. May one use it on Yom Tov? Is this melacha? Does ...
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Obligation to give seat to an elder?

The Torah says mipnei seiva takum, that one must stand for one elders. I was wondering, it is common practice on public transportation such as buses (very common in eretz yisroel) to offer ones seat ...
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Is a bike muktzah in "mixed company"?

According to the majority of poskim, riding a bicycle on Shabbat is forbidden. Therefore, "a bicycle is muktza, as ... it is a kli shem'lachto l'issur." (from that answer) However, there is a ...
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Hitting a double-parked car

So a friend of mine showed me a Shulchan Aruch (C.M. 412:1 and 412:2) the other day (which is based on a gemara in Bava Kama). To paraphrase the relevant points of the original text: In 412:1 it says ...
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Are women allowed to drive?

Prompted by this article is there any basis for not allowing woman to drive? Can this practice even be termed a 'minhag'? If so, what is the motivation behind this 'tradition'? As quoted from the ...
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Can one buy a car on Hol Hamoed?

One is restricted to do certain types of melachos (creative work) during hol hamoed. Do these restrictions extend to prohibiting the purchase of a new car?
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Jumping onto a moving train on shabbos [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it is forbidden to go onto a moving train on shabbos. I'm having a hard time understanding the answer I heard before: the extra weight causes the train to use more power. I ...
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Determining times of Halachic import on a long flight

If I'm taking a long flight on an airplane on a day when permitted activities change at a certain point, e.g. with the start or end of a fast day, or with the start of the chametz prohibition kicking ...
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Chasidish women driving vs. walking [duplicate]

In the Chasidish communities in which women don't drive. Does the community hold because of tznius (modesty). If it's because of tznius (modesty) isn't she exposing her body even more by walking on ...
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How to say Tefilas HaDerech while on the road alone

My question applies to circumstances in which one is driving an extended distance by oneself. They also apply primarily--though not exclusively--to people who do not have the Tefilos HaDerech ...
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Can I use a cutlass for a shechita knife?

Ahoy thar! I'm trapped on a pirate ship, and I'm so hungry I could eat a cow! Hey wait, we actually have one on board!! My problem is that the only sharp implement that I have is a pirate's cutlass. ...
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Playing music in the car with the windows open

Shmuel is playing music in car. He decides to crank up the volume and opens his windows so that rest of society can hear the music. Is this forbidden, halachically? Even if it is permitted, is there ...
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Lighting the Chanuka menorah in my moving trailer

If I live in a trailer, can I light the menorah by the window of the trailor while it's moving (driving down the highway, lets say) and fulfill the mitzvah of lighting the Chanuka lamp?
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closing car doors on shabbos

Is there any problem involved in opening or closing a door of a parked car (without a battery) on Shabbos? Is a car muktzeh? Let's assume no keys are involved to avoid the problem of carrying. To ...
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Yichud in a car?

The sages prohibited a man to be secluded with a woman alone inside a room with a locked door. Does the prohibition of yichud apply in a car that is locked?
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What prevented the antediluvian humanity from using ships against the Flood?

What prevented the antediluvian humanity from using ships against the Flood, or from using their already existing ships? At least a few of them could have survived the Flood that way.
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Intentionally using a grace period on a rental

I recently rented a bike for a few hours, and the person in charge of the rental told us that we have "X number of hours, and a 15 minute grace period," followed by the warning that if we don't return ...
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Could we drive an Ebola patient to quarantine on Shabbos?

I don't think anybody would argue that Ebola is a חולי שיש בו סכנה (an illness that involves danger to life)1, which means that we not only may but must violate Shabbos in order to provide care for an ...
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