Tefillas HaDerech and Driving


Is a man allowed to be yotze on a woman’s bracha?

I just formed a carpool to work, with a Jewish woman and a gentile. When I am a passenger, it is easy for me to say Tefilas Haderech, and the Jewish woman always says amen to me. But I can’t read when I’m driving. Can the Jewish woman in my carpool say Tefilas Haderech, and then I say amen and be yotze?



  1. Due to the fact that you need to concentrate on your driving and you would be distracted if you were to have to recite Tefillas HaDerech while driving, you can have your obligation fulfilled with the help of any Jewish passenger, female or male.

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