Re: Yichud (seclusion with one sexually prohibited to you)

Louis A. Gamerman (
Thu, 03 Jul 1997 20:32:42 -0400

"Lili Pauli" <> wrote:
<<This is based on a P'sak (halachic ruling) which my batchelor friend
received from the Late Bostoner Rebbe R' Moshe Horowitz of blessed memory
that since his car had windows, it was permissible to be with a female date
even at night and it would not constitute Yichud - based on the fact that
he would be on public roads or streets and not parked in an Orchard or some
lonely dirt road.>>

Of course, one yichud sefer (book) mentions that Reb Moshe Feinstein z"tl held
that a car was yichud at night, since you could theoretically drive into
a secluded area at any time.

I'll see if I can dig up the name of it. The author cites a number of
opinions about all elements of yichud and tends to recommend some rather
conservative opinions.

Eliezer Gamerman