Question:

Is there a problem of Yichud for a brother(over Bar Mitzva) and sister(over Bat Mitzva) to travel with one man who is driving them in middle of the night in a place where there aren’t cars on the roads, and there aren’t people on the streets, and it’s possible that the brother will fall asleep at some point

Answer:

If the brother might fall asleep while they are traveling, then he can’t be considered a shomer, and it would be yichud. There are certain relatives that would be a shomer even when they are sleeping, such as a husband and wife a husband, or a wife, a man with his mother in law and her daughter-in-law, however a brother and sister are not included in this.

Sources:

Rema E:H 22-5, Meiri Kiddushin 81, Pischei Teshuva E:H 22-2, Toras Hayichud5-20,  21.

 

Tags: Yichud

Share The Knowledge

Not what you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged Prohibition of seclusion (Yichud) Yichud or ask your own question.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *