Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Yichud for newlyweds


We have said that a husband and wife may be secluded together even when the wife is a niddah; since they have been together sexually before, and since they can expect to be permitted to each other again soon, we do not require separation.

However, if a kallah is a niddah at the time of the wedding, the chatan and kallah may not be secluded together until the niddah period ends. This includes the 'yichud room' at the wedding, although, of course, that avoidance of yichud must be handled discreetly.

(Shulchan Aruch Even haEzer 22:1; Aruch haShulchan Even haEzer 22:1)

Have a great day,

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