Re: Yichud (seclusion with one sexually prohibited to you)

Nechama Cox (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 11:56:58 +0000

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.>>

My understanding of the laws are that as long as the door is not locked,
you are not technically in Yichud. Even if the door is shut all the way,
the fact that it is not locked means that someone could come in would mean
that you would not be in yichud.


Nechama Cox
London, England