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Hotel suite

10 May, 2019

Question:

My wife and I will be going with my parents to a hotel for a few days. We have a 2 room suite. Naturally my parents will be staying in the room with the bed and we will be sharing the sleeper sofa. It is possible that my wife will be Nidda then. What can we do? If it helps, due to lack of privacy we would be avoiding relations anyways as the room is attached (without a lock) to the one my parents will be staying in. Thank you for your great service and we appreciate the help!


Answer:

Even in this situation, if your wife is in fact niddah, you should not sleep on the same bed.

Perhaps you could arrange to have a cot brought into the room, explaining that the sleeper sofa is not comfortable for two? (Often a hotel room has a chair that opens up in addition to a sleeper sofa.) Or one of you could sleep on the closed sofa and one of you on an air mattress on the floor.

We hope this helps you think of an idea.


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