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Author:  d
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Date:  8/15/2004 11:12:00 AM
Subject:  omg, brothers
Message:  1. is it using gds name randomly - lo sisa shem hashem lashav- to say o my god?
2. where is the source that it is prohibited to touch ones brother? why is it prohitbited? can i sing in front of him?
Reply:  1) No

2) It is a gemara that is brought down in Shulchan Aruch.

2B) It is part of a general prohibition of men touching women, and it was only permitted for father/daughter, mother/son, & so on. Not brother/sister.

2C) Yes

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