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June 19, 2008 11:23 AM
Rav Cary is a Gadol!
Once again Rav Carys unique perspective on the world leads to an eloquent point. Thanx. Shetehai!
March 26, 2008 9:44 AM
Marital Intimacy is A Classic Vital Book
Thank you for writing it. Every Jew should read it. It should be required for every couple to read.Great explanation here as well.
March 24, 2008 10:00 PM
I couldn't agree more. I have been married for twelve years now and because I am so particular about following these laws I find myself so sensitive to my husband that when I get mad at him once in a while I literally cannot bear to hand something directly to him as touching him suddenly becomes something so intimate, almost like a kiss. I suppose this sounds crazy to someone who doesn't live this lifestyle but that doesn't make this feeling not true.
March 24, 2008 4:55 PM
Eloquently stated. I truly enjoyed listening to Rabbi Friedman's class.
March 24, 2008 11:05 AM
HiThank you for this. It was good to hear. I do have a question, and when Rabbi Friedman speaks of what the Torah has to say--may I ask which particular passages, references he is using?Thank you.Shalom
March 24, 2008 4:23 AM
Rabbi Friedman,I found this article to be excellent! What a good point about how even innocuous touches can take away from the importance of our spouses!
March 24, 2008 3:51 AM
I do not know the Torah and am not of jewish faith. But I have sensed this truth about touch for as long as I can remember and have never been able to communicate it effectively to anyone and have never met anyone who is willing to practice the teaching. Thank you for giving me the words to express this non-negotiable aspect of my choice.
March 24, 2008 2:55 AM
Thank you Rabbi Friedman!
Rabbi Friedman,This can be a difficult subject for many -- your story explains the importance of touch and why the Torah insists on these particular laws.
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