Public Displays of Affection


I am not Jewish, but I have close Orthodox Jewish friends. I always thought Orthodox Jews are not supposed to engage in public displays of affection. At least that’s what my close Orthodox friend says. Yet I see it all the time. I see public displays of affection among all ages of Orthodox, ranging from longtime married couples to young people who are just dating each other and are uncertain if they will marry. How is that possible? My religion opposes public displays of affection and adherents take it quite seriously.



  1. I must admit to not really knowing how Orthodox Jews can show affection to each other in public. It is something that they are certainly not supposed to be doing. I assume that it is simply because they are not familiar with the laws and the correct way to behave in public.

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