Blind Orthodox Jews Allowed to Grope Dates

shomer-negiah

Y-Net reports on a promising Halakial interpretation by Rabbi Yuval Sherlo, of the Petah Tikva Hesder Yeshiva:

Rabbi Yuval Sherlo, head of the Petah Tikva Hesder Yeshiva, has declared it permissible for a blind man to “feel” his date if he intends to marry her.

“This is the way a blind man gets to know his partner,” the rabbi said in response to a halachic question he was asked. “It may even be correct to say that he is required to touch her.”

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Sherlo also explains that despite their disability, the blind still desire to know what their wives look like. “A blind man cares about many things, even if he cannot see them,” he explains.

This indeed is good news for randy Orthodox Jews wishing to remain shomer negiah.  Wear blindfolds.

HAT-TIP – Failed Messiah.

UPDATE – Maya Escobar discusses shomer negiah underwear.

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