Yichud (seclusion with one sexually prohibited to you)

Daniel Eidensohn (yadmoshe@netmedia.net.il)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 17:23:33 -0700

Eliezer Gamerman wrote:
<< 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. >>

Reb Moshe's position is presented in Even HaEzer IV 65.3. He indicates that
he would l'chatchila [initially] prohibit being alone in a car with a woman
at night _unless_ there is a pressing need. He describes a number of cases
of need.