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Male/female shaking hands, friendshiips, etc.
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(01-08-2015, 02:49 PM)Hrvatski Noahid Wrote: On the other hand, Rabbi Weiner writes (Part VI, topic 6:5): A man should not intently gaze at the form of a woman in a lustful way, even if she is single..."

Friends go out and spend hours together, and I know no man who can gaze at the form of a woman so long without having lustful thoughts.
How can male/female friendships be allowed in the Torah?

You need to train your eyes not to stare at a woman's body. Furthermore, it is actually uncultured and impolite to do so.

On this subject, see the verse Job 31:1 - "I made a covenant with my eyes, and why should I gaze upon a virgin?" [Job was an extremely pious Noahide.]

Rashi explains:
"I made a covenant with my eyes": not to gaze upon a married woman.
"and why should I gaze upon a virgin?": Why should I gaze upon her? Such was Job’s piety, not to lay an eye even on an unmarried woman. [He would say,] “Perhaps, after a time, she will be married, and I will find myself attracted to her.”

(01-08-2015, 02:49 PM)Hrvatski Noahid Wrote: Moreover, does the aforesaid prohibition of gazing at the form of a woman in a lustful way not forbid all movies and pictures with women? How can a man gaze for hours at a non-pornographic movie with female actresses and not have lustful thoughts?

If a man finds that he has that problem, the advice would be to stop going to the kinds of movies that arouse him in that manner. Surely a person can find more productive and beneficial ways to spend his time.
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RE: Shaking hands etc - by Joachim ben Noach - 04-27-2009, 02:42 AM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Director Michael - 04-28-2009, 07:44 AM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Joachim ben Noach - 04-28-2009, 07:22 PM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Director Michael - 05-01-2009, 03:02 PM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Aaron.Nanach - 05-05-2009, 03:43 AM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Director Michael - 05-07-2009, 04:02 PM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Teodor - 07-11-2009, 04:51 AM
RE: Shaking hands etc - by Director Michael - 07-19-2009, 08:39 PM
RE: Male/female shaking hands, friendshiips, etc. - by Director Michael - 01-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Modesty - by Hrvatski Noahid - 05-27-2016, 06:12 AM
Male/female friendships - by Hrvatski Noahid - 04-18-2013, 04:09 AM
Shomer Nagia - by iCamokazi - 11-12-2015, 10:39 AM

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