Mechitza at home

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We’ve been davening together as a family? Do we need a mechitza?

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Asked on March 23, 2020 10:49 am
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As we discuss here, in a synagogue or set prayer setting, a mechitza is obligatory for prayer, even to separate man from wife. Rav Moshe Feinstein notes that praying with separation, but without a mechitza, is permissible in ad hoc or private settings.

It would seem that his ruling could apply to a family praying together on an occasional or temporary basis, so that a mechitza would not be necessary, though males and females above bar or bat mitzva should sit separately. This does not require much distance or bona fide designated sections, just some physical separation.

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Answered on March 23, 2020 10:50 am