Section: Halacha   Category: Tshuvos
Shevet HaKehosi: Walking Between Two Little Women
The gemara says that a person should not walk between two women.  If he does, it is Kasheh L'Shikcha.  Does this mean even little girls?

The Shevet HaKehosi (2:325) brings from the Maharam Chalava that any Takana regarding women where the Lashon of "Nashim" is used, is specifically talking about women and not children.  He also brings for the Lev Eliyahu in the name of the Alter of Kelm that this takana is only for married women and not single women, although others disagree.

The Shevet HaKehosi reasons that since we do not know the reason for this takana we should not extend it beyond its literal meaning, and only Nashim are included.  With regard to non-Jewish women he says that the Maharsham was Misupak.

Lastly, he says brings from the Ben Ish Chai that if the women are more than four amos apart there is no problem.

Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.