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According to Rabbi Feinstein in the Igros Moshe chelek Even HaEzer 4 siman 65 #3 it is an argument between the Chelkas Mechokek and the Beis Shmuel if yichud is an issue in a car. The source of contention is whether being in a situation of non-yichud which can very easily lead into yichud is assur to put ones self in. He said to be machmir exept when it is ...


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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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R. Ephraim Luntschitz indeed explains (Kli Yakar Bamidbar 19:21) that the penitent must seclude himself with the woman that he previously sinned with. He thus explains the statement of the Sages that in the place where penitents stand even the wholly righteous cannot stand: the penitent must seclude himself with the woman in order to repent but the righteous ...


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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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The reason for the Mishna in Kiddushin prohibiting singles to teach children is not because of the technical prohibition of Yichud, but due to a general concern of the single building relationships with parents of the children, who would be picking them up and meeting with the teacher regularly. For example, Tiferes Yisrael writes that a single man will get ...


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Reb Moshe in Igros Moshe אבה"ע ד סוף סי' ס"ד writes that there is no prohibition of Yichud by a mother and daughter, or granddaughter. However, it would seem that this is not like the באר שבע brought in the Pischei Teshuva 192/7, and clearly not like Reb Chaim Plagi in שו"ת חיים ושלום חלק א' סי' ט"ז.


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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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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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Answer to question 1: Chabad have an article. Key points: Once inside the room, the couple breaks their wedding day fast. It is also a time when the bride and groom customarily exchange gifts. Many grooms use this time to present the bride with a diamond ring.3 The bride also dons all the jewellery which she removed before the chupah. Chabad ...


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What goes on in a yichud room is really supposed to be no one else's business. That's why is called a yichud room ... But, since you want to know, I can speak from my wedding as well as that of my relatives and close friends: First, in most cases, the chassan and kallah are hungry because they have fasted the whole day, and sometimes, the bit of wine ...


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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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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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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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Some say the reason is for parnoso and lihavdil as @Loewian says above. Some people say by foot note 14 מנהג לשים כף כסף בפתח חדר הייחוד של חתן וכלה, ואמר לי כך: אחד הדרכים שהאישה מתקדשת בהם הוא קידושי כסף, ובדרך זו נוהגים למעשה לקדש את האישה. אמנם לפועל הקידושין נעשים בהרבה קהילות על ידי טבעת זהב שהיא שווה כסף אך איננה כסף ממש. ומאחר וכסף מסמל על ...


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Rambam Hilchos Sotah 1,2 Paskens like Rabbi Akiva the time for seclusion is to fry an egg and swallow it. שהתה עמו כדי טומאה שהוא כדי לצלות ביצה ולגמעה הרי זו אסורה על בעלה עד שתשתה מי המרים ויבדק הדבר Kesef Mishna ומה שכתב שהוא כדי לצלות ביצה ולגמעה. ברייתא שם (דף ד') פלוגתא ופסק כר"ע: Rashi Sotah 4a explains that with Sotah who has a history of ...


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In a first pass, it is difficult to imagine that the mere possibility of someone watching would be enough to enable yichud. I didn't find a straight ruling but here are some poskim opinions which call for further investigation R Eli Mansour writes "It would be permissible for seclusion among men and women in an office, if a video surveillance camera is in ...


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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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Rabbi Nissan Dovid 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. Ask your rabbi. [1] In chapter 6 note 235 of the ...


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This question is tricky because it's not clear that Halachah recognizes such a phenomenon of one who is just asexual though technically physically capable of sexual intercourse. Similarly, it's not clear whether Halachah recognizes absolute homosexual orientation as one who not only is irrevocably attracted to men but also absolutely uninterested in women, ...


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The sefer “Ashrei Ha’Ish” contains the rulings of Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashev z”l. In Even Ha’Ezer (2:15), he addresses the parameters of “Isko Im Hanashim”. כז. וגדר "עסקו עם נשים", הוא איש שעסקו ומלאכתו רק עם נשים (מלבד אלו שעסקן בגוף הנשים).אך אם אין מלאכתו רק עם נשים, כגון מכולת וירקן, ואף צורף שמתקן כלי כסף וזהב של אנשים ונשים, לא מיקרי עסקו עם נשים. ...


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The Sefer Kovetz Chavuros Halacha pg.535 writes that there are a bunch of examples from the gemara, and Rashi explains that any profession that deals with women. For example, a jewler who deals with women,a mill chisler who fixes mills of women. It is a profession where a man deals with a woman in a personal fashion. The Sefer gives an example of a repair ...


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R. Yitzchak Abadi has a responsum (Ohr Yitzchak vol. II Inyanim Shonim #13) in which he critiques the responsum of R. Feinstein cited in user6591's answer, and specifically the idea that we are concerned that they might move themselves from a situation of non-seclusion into a situation of seclusion: דברים אלו תמוהים דלאונס לא חיישינן ביחוד וכל זמן שהם ...


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This is a good question. I looked around quickly & didn't see this question brought anywhere so I will try to come to an answer based on other areas of study. The Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer Siman 22 says here that being secluded with an Ervah is a Bilical prohibition. Other women such as single girls are a Rabinic prohibition. The Shulchan Aruch here ...


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The Torah laws of Yichud generally prohibit a man and woman; besides one's wife or mother, (or perhaps even a man and two women) from secluding themselves together in a place that is for all purposes considered "behind closed doors where no one can see or have access". The laws of Yichud are detailed and this answer does not serve to go into them in any ...


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This is an interesting question. I have not an absolute answer but perhaps some matter for right thinking. Androgynos Let us have a look at the Tosefta called "Androginos" (known as 4th chapter of Massechess Bikurim) The androginos bears similarities with males and with females. In matter of Ychud he does not have the right to be alone with men or with ...


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I think there are two separate issues here How do the halachot of yichud apply to a doctor-patient relation, specifically do the additional restrictions of Libo Gas Bah apply in this context? Is there a difference if the doctor/therapist is a man or woman? On the first question, there is no mention of Libo Gas Bah in the context of the very long discussion ...


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If at this park, at that time, it is common that people walk by and there is no block (such as locked passage etc) on the path that leads to it, and the spot at which the couple are is clearly visible, as in most cases of a public park, there is perfect compliance with the Yichud rules. In many Ultra-Orthodox communities, one would not rely on a place where ...


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