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What is the Right Way to Show Affection

Stump the Rabbi: What is the need for privacy and what is the right way for a married couple to show affection to each other? Rabbi Mendy Wolf answers. Video

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The right way to show affection
July 21, 2021 10:22 pm

The right way to show affection is to, twice a year, turn to one another, bow your head gravely, and say: “I hereby acknowledge my affection towards you.”

The Answer?
July 21, 2021 10:44 pm

Question went unanswered. And Moshol was inaccurate.

A Torah is in a safe but its brought out a few times a week, a diamond kept in a safe but its worn on special occasions, or kept in a showcase so others can see it.

I think this audience understands the importance of keeping private things private, the question was, how can there be proper affection that others (our children, who sometimes openly see the lack of affection) can learn from, and still keep the prvate things safe and secure?

Yes also wondering about children
Reply to  The Answer?
July 22, 2021 2:35 am

But also kids you don’t give expensive jewelry to hold… Maybe if they see the respect that the parents have for each other

If I may answer..
Reply to  The Answer?
July 22, 2021 12:26 pm

Our kids see our affection by the way we speak to our spouse, by the special tone we use, by NOT calling them (or yelling) from another room, by constantly showing and VERBALIZING appreciation, by the admiration we show in our words and action, by the gifts we buy, and the list doesn’t end…

Thank you
July 21, 2021 10:49 pm

Well said
Hatzlacha

Respectfully …Question was not answered.
July 22, 2021 12:57 am

I usually like his answers for stump the rabbi but this missed the mark. If a woman answered it would have been easier and more appropriate for her to answer. Men talking about tznius is like a gluten talking about food. (Rabanim excluded) The correct answer is… to stay sensitized to the holiest parts of our most cherished relationship, we need to keep it tznius or it becomes less of the heightened experience it can be for each partner. All the side liners watching in real time or social media also become desensitized by watching another’s private interactions. Tznius is… Read more »

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