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Single bed with divider

11 May, 2005

Question:

Is there an accepted opinion which says that instead of separating beds during the niddah period, one big bed is allowed with a mechitzah or wall or a divider?


Answer:

No, there is no generally accepted halachic opinion allowing for a single bed with divider.  It would need to be a non movable and non removable semi-permanent divider.  However, sometimes there are creative solutions available to couples who do not wish to purchase twin beds.  One spouse can use a trundle or couch in the room when the wife is in niddah.

Pease write back with further details so that we can help you find an acceptable solution. 


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