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Tzitz Eliezer (Vol. 6, Siman 40, Perek 22, Ois 8, and Vol. 7 Siman 46 and Vol. 12 Siman 67) says that it is allowed. However, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (Iggros Moshe Even HaEzer Vol. 4 Siman 65 Ois 10) says only rabbinic Yichud is allowed, but cases which are forbidden Biblically are not.


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Nechpa B'Kesef Vol 2 Even Hoezer 19 says that the prohibition from the Torah is specifically to avoid actual relations, and one who is unable to have relations there is no prohibition. However, he says, it is definitely prohibited M'Drabanan, and it is disgusting and the way of fools.


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There are those who say that if the office is monitored by closed circuit television and the monitors are in a different room than the people in Yichud, then there is no Yichud problem. (Minchas Ish 20:8) As regards closed circuit television cameras being a mitigating factor in a Yichud situation, see Nitei Gavriel 45:8,9. ...


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Nitei Gavriel (Hilchot Yichud, chapter 3, halacha 11, footnote 14) brings several opinions (including R' Moshe) that all half-siblings have the same halachot as full siblings. This is what the Nitei Gavriel says in the halacha as well. He then brings that R' Eliyashev says only half-siblings on the mother's side are considered like full siblings. The reason ...


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http://www.sichosinenglish.org/books/the-laws-of-yichud/05.htm See Beis Shmuel, Even HoEzer 22:1. The permissibility of Yichud of a brother and sister includes half-brothers and half-sisters — Dvar Halachah Hosafos Chadashos 2; Divrei Sofrim Emek Davar 56. However, there is a prohibition of Yichud with a step-brother or step-sister.


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The shiur yichud is longer than an elevator ride, so it shouldn't be a problem. See this site which has a short discussion of it: http://koltorah.org/ravj/The%20Yichud%20Prohibition%20-%20Part%202.htm


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I can say that I did. I will provide you with a good website that sets out reasonable guidelines for the halakha, but rules of thumb are usually helpful so I will provide quick ones: In Tur Shulhan Arukh, the precursor to the Shulkhan Arukh, in Even Ha-Ezer 22 it states that no matter how many women it is considered yihud still. The rational is interesting, ...


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Note: All this comes from The Laws of Yichud by R' Nissan David Dubov (available on hebrewbooks.org, as well as SichosInEnglish.org). Please consult your Rav for any practical scenarios. "Pesach Posuach Lireshus Horabim", an open door, is more than just a literal open door. It is the idea that the house is theoretically open to the public, so an uninvited ...


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Quoting from this website, Some Poskim prohibit Yichud in an elevator. However, the opinion of most Poskim is that it is permitted as long as the elevator may be stopped on any floor by those wishing to enter. This would apply in office and apartment buildings and other public buildings during the day and early hours of the night. However, late at night ...


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Children in Halachah by Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen has a fourteen-page chapter devoted to the laws of yichud. Three quotations that answer your questions: A man may not be alone with a girl who is above three years of age; a woman is prohibited to be [sic] secluded with a boy over nine years of age. However, in the Hebrew footnote he cites Rav Moshe ...


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Let's put aside questions of the obligation to have children. Most marriages have some unspoken assumptions, but if the couple goes in with this clear understanding, I really don't see the issue. Rambam writes "you may not marry a woman with plans to soon divorce her, unless she's aware of the plan and okay with it." Similarly there's a Gemara about a Kohen ...


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Rabbi N.D. Dubov[1] cites the Minchas Ish and says that the hallways of a hotel are public domains. So perhaps the hallways of a youth hostel are also public domains. But perhaps I'm wrong, or perhaps there may be other halachic problems with sleeping in a non-Jewish youth hostel. I'm not a rabbi. CYLOR. [1] In chapter 6 note 235 of the free online version ...


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Admittedly, a radical answer: If the presence of the other people (I assume a mixed gender room doesn't mean just you and a woman but several men and several women) will prevent you from sin, then seemingly it might be allowed. If circumstances were such that you'd be willing to, barring the halachic objections, get involved with one of the women there (the ...


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The gemara earlier on the same page explains that there was actually a halachic dispute between King Shaul and Dovid whether Dovid's betrothal to Michal was valid, and since King Shaul held that it was invalid he married her off to Paltiel. Thus, Michal was not clearly forbidden to him. And as we have no way of knowing who else held like either Shaul or ...


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They would have to be in the same room as either the man or woman. In the same house is not enough, since a closed door is effectively a different place. Since you can not see into it from outside. While sleeping only works if the person is easily roused - a deep sleeper is not an effective shomer. And in a different room is certainly not enough while ...



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