Reason for not touching
3 April, 2005
Why isn't the husband allowed to touch his wife during her period, even if it won't lead to sex?
The husband and wife cannot touch. The Torah prohibits approaching anyone with whom relations are forbidden (VaYikra 18:19). Hugging and kissing, etc., are considered an approach. The Sages prohibited even casual touching, as the couple does not always know what contact might lead to something further.
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