Re: Adoption

David Rockove (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 08:00:02 -0400

Don Belding wrote:
<< Space to work with a student is always a problem. Sometimes I am able to
borrow the speech therapy room or the psychologist's room. Most of these
rooms have windows to the outside or at least to another room or hallway.
Background noise from other rooms, playground, etc. usually means that the
door must be kept closed to give the student a quiet environment for
listening. (Hearing aids amplify all sounds.) I would appreciate any
guidance on this matter in terms of the laws of Yichud.>>

Recently in the "Halacha-Weekly" Class the subject of Yichud was
discussed. The case that you raise is a common problem in the work place.
I have been told that as long as people can and do sometimes walk into
the room that you are in , or look into the room via a window or security
camera, it is not a problem. BTW, in todays day and age even without the
Yichud problem it is advisable never to be alone with a student of the
opposite sex. This is advice from professionals in the secular world.

Dovid Rockove