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If someone touches something while wearing gloves (i.e. waterproof rubber gloves), does that halachically count as touching? Practical examples include:

  • Touching a neveilah, whether or not you become contaminated.

  • Touching a niddah b'derech chibba.

  • A non-Jew touching wine.

  • And more.

Do these constitute "touching" to the extent that a violator would get malkus?

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Perhaps see hilchos lulav about taking the lulav while wearing a glove? –  Curiouser May 21 '12 at 16:50
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I don't think you're going to get a one-size-fits-all answer here. –  Double AA May 21 '12 at 17:17
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No pun intended. –  Double AA May 21 '12 at 17:30
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I think that there are several separate questions there. One basic question is - Does plastic accept tumah? But that doesn't touch on (ha!) the wine question, which I believe is about possession, not touch. –  Charles Koppelman May 21 '12 at 17:40
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@CharlesKoppelman i dont think yayin nesech has anything to do with possesion- its a gzeira mishum chatnus. –  Hahu Gavra May 21 '12 at 18:21
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Per Sefer Chassidim 1090, a man should not shake a womans hand even even if the both parties are wearing gloves.

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The Sefer Chassidim only talks about Jews with Non-Jews, he refers even to same gender handshakes, and it is not the issur deorayta of negia that he refers to, so the more interesting question still remains open. –  Double AA May 22 '12 at 1:41
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