Driving together after chupat niddah
26 December, 2013
After the wedding, can a couple who had a chupat niddah drive together in the same car?
Until the wife is able to immerse, a husband and wife who had a chupat niddah are not permitted to be in yichud (halachically defined seclusion) with each other, much like a couple who are dating.
Whether or not being the only passengers in a car violates the prohibition of yichud is a matter of halachic debate. A couple may rely on the more lenient halachic decisors, who permit it so long as the car trip is on well-traveled roads during hours when other cars tend to be on the road.
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