Q. See question above. Can the same setting of a Mechitza made by people standing next to each other be used in the house of an Avel, where a minyan takes place, and some women present in the same living – dining room setting are not dressed for the occasion?
A. Horav Akiva Steinmetz Shlit’a maintains that this case is more acceptable than the case above, since in a house there is no need to place a proper Mechitza as one would have to do in a shul. Only the need of the present to daven when not facing women dressed improperly has to be met and that human Mechitza serves the purpose.