Question: How does one reconcile the description of the chasid shoteh as one who doesn't rescue a woman drowning with the prohibition of אביזרייהו דעריות? Answer: The prohibition of עריות is limited to an instance were the contact is of affectionate nature. Only then is this considered אבזרייהו דעריות [according to the Rambam]. Touch which has no affection according to some Achronim is an איסור דרבנן while ...Read more ›
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