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Author:  ALBERT
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Date:  4/30/2011 12:21:00 PM
Subject:  modesty. hugging brother or sister
Message:  Am I going to get aroused when I hug my brother or sister? It's family!!! The most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. And I saw the post about showing affection to adoptive children and that not being allowed. Are we serious? I guarantee very damaged kids will be raised if mom and dad can't kiss and hug their own children. We have lost all common sense but it's in the Torah- yes the rabbi said so. Let's get real! And Hashem wants us to deprive our children of love!
Reply:  I'm not sure what post you're referring to. However, I do feel your pain. I've been dealing with this type of issue for all my life. My father is always following the Shulchan Aruch, whether it matches common sense or not. That is the exact reason that many other Rabbis don't agree with him.

PS. save the hugs and kisses. Just spend time with your kids, treat your kids with respect and sincerely love them and you'll be better off than those that h&k and are never home

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