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Unformatted text preview: connection that already exists; it should not be a determining factor. Hypothetically, say you have two people, a man and a woman; one lives in New York, the other lives in Tokyo. New York and Tokyo are literally half a world away; they are on opposite sides of the world. So, if they were to have some kind of connection, a physical connection would not be included in this. People have long distance relationships all the time, but physical contact is rarely involved in these relationships. So, while touch may seem important, shomer negiah is practiced every day with tons of people around the world, who live far away from their family and friends, and cannot possibly have physical relationships....
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- Monroe, L