Yichud with a woman and her mother/daughter in-law:
It is permitted to be in Yichud with a woman and her mother/daughter in-law. [This refers to her husband’s mother, her son’s wife. It is permitted to be in Yichud with such a pair even at night. This allowance applies even if the man is accustomed to being around women and feels comfortable around them. This allowance applies even if the man is well acquainted with the woman. This allowance applies even if the man or woman is a Parutz [promiscuous man]. This allowance applies even if the two women share a great relationship. This allowance applies even to live together on a permanent basis. If the daughter in-law is no longer married to the woman’s son, such as due to death or divorce, Yichud is forbidden. Likewise, a future daughter in-law who is not yet married, does not have this allowance apply.]
- Practical examples: 1) It is permitted for a man to remain in the home of his friend even when his friend is out of town, if his friend’s wife and the wife’s mother in-law is at the home. 2) It is permitted by a Chupas Niddah for a Chasan and Kalah to remain together in their home if the Chasan’s mother is present. This applies even at night, when they go to sleep. 3) It is permitted for a man to stay alone by his grandmother’s home even if his aunt [Uncles wife] who is the daughter in-law of his grandmother is present.
 Michaber 22/10; Kiddushin 81a; See Taharas Yisrael 22/23; Nitei Gavriel 24/1; The Laws of Yichud p. 60
 The reason: As these women hate each other and will never cover up for each other. [Michaber ibid]
 Zechor Leavraham 10; Implication of Parach Mateh Ahron 2/95; Pischeiy Teshuvah 22/11
 Taz 22/9; Rashal Kiddushin 4/24; Dvar Halacha 5/23-24; Poskim in Nitei Gavriel 24/16 footnote 26; The laws of Yichud ibid
Other opinions: Some Poskim rule that at night two Shomrim are required. [Beis Moshe 22/14, brought in Nitei Gavriel ibid]
 Beis Shmuel 22/14; Levush 22; Dvar Halacha 5/23-24
 Dvar Halacha 5/23-24
 Taharas Yisrael 22/23; Dvar Halacha 5/23-24; Tzitz Eliezer 6/40; However See Shevet Halevi 5/204
 Minchas Ish 11/28; Nitei Gavriel 24/10
 Perach Mateh Ahron 95; Dvar Halacha 5/23-24
 Dvar Halacha 5/22
 Nitei Gavriel 24 footnote 1
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