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Mechitza and benching

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27 Cheshvan 5768
Question
are men and women allowed to sit together during benching, and if so why is this allowed in the face of having to daven with a seperation?
Answer
A small or close family can sit together. More distant relatives or friends should not sit together during a meal and benching. During davening one needs a separation in order that there be Kedusha. Kedusha does not appear in a place of mixure of men and women. Therefore all agree that there need be a Mechitza during prayer. Rabbi Yitzchak Grinblat
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