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I am writing with a question which may be relevant for Gantseh Megillah readers:
I currently consider myself a Modern Orthodox Jew and as such I refrain from driving on Shabbat. The question I would like to ask is: What would contemporary Jewish Law say (all the way from Modern Orthodox to Reform, Renewal etc.) if the only way to participate in the community and observe the Sabbath is to operate a vehicle?

Let's say the alternative would be staying home by yourself and being sad and lonely--which is contrary to the Shabbos spirit. And let's say one finds it difficult to observe Shabbos properly alone and the only way to do proper observances is to drive to synagogue or to a friend's house for a meal etc. What is your opinion on this question and what do you think contemporary Halakha would say?
Thank you for your time and consideration.


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