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1,064. An Ex-Wife
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152:15 If a man divorced his wife, they may not live in the same courtyard. If she subsequently married and divorced another man, or if he divorced his wife because she became forbidden to him, they must keep farther from each other and may not live on the same street if it’s closed on one […]
1,063. “Negiah” at a Wedding
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152:13 The Torah authorities have discussed at length the practice in certain places for a bride and groom to hug and kiss, and for the young men and women to dance¬† together. First off, there is the problem of ritual impurity, as all of the young women are presumed to be ritually unclean. There is […]
1,062. Public Displays of Affection
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152:11 One may not display signs of affection even with his wife – such as stroking her hair – in the presence of other people so that those who see don’t have improper thoughts. 152:12 A man may not live in his in-laws’ house unless he has his own room to sleep in.
1,061. Hugging and Kissing
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152:9 A man may not inquire as to a woman’s well-being and he may not send her greetings, not even through her husband. Therefore, when a man writes a letter to his friend, he may not add “Greetings to your wife.” However, it is permitted to ask her husband or someone else how she is, […]
1,060. Unmarried Teachers
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152:7 An unmarried man may not be the teacher of young children because their mothers bring them to school, with the result that he ends up being alone with women. A married man’s wife need not be present with him at the school; it is sufficient that she is with him in the city, even […]
1,059. A House Open to the Public Way
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152:5 If a house opens onto a public thoroughfare, there is no prohibition against being alone during the day and in the evening so long as people are passing by in the street. If the woman is accustomed to this man, such as if she grew up with him or was related to him, or […]
1,058. Two Men or Two Women
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152:3 One woman may be alone with two reputable men but only in the city and during the day. In the fields or at night – even in a city – she would need three reputable men. If they are disreputable, she should never be alone with them, not even if there is a group […]
1,057. Yichud
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152:1 A man is not permitted to be alone with a woman, whether she is young or old, Jewish or non-Jewish, related to him or not. The exceptions to this are that a father may be alone with his daughter, a mother with her son, and a husband with his wife even when she is […]