Can a man share a bed with another man in a hotel room if there is no other option?


The Mishnah (Kiddushin 82b) cites a dispute concerning whether two men are permitted to share the same bed. The halachah follows the opinion of Chachamim, who state that it is permitted. Yet, some poskim (Chelkas Mechokek and Beis Shmuel 24) write that it remains meguneh. Therefore, if it can be avoided, it should be, but under extenuating circumstances, it is permitted. It is possible that if the two men use two distinct blankets, all opinions would agree that it is permitted even on a lechatchilah level.

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