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Author:  Tammi
E-mail:  not available
Date:  2/15/2005 11:51:00 AM
Subject:  Yaakov kissed Rachel
Message:  Can you please tell me where I can look further into when Yaakov kissed Rachel? Can you please explain the scenario. My friend is doing a project on this for Grad school and I would like to help her find good sources explaining this.

Reply:  What is the issue? Kissing a girl? This is forbidden as a Rabbinical restriction to protect ourselves from doing something worse. Before the Torah was given, there was no need to follow Rabbinical restrictions. Yaakov knew that it wasn't a problem for him, he had full control, so he kissed her.

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