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A man hugging a woman who is a nidda is more severe that הרחקות. It is actually קריבה לעריות. I think that would eliminate your question.
Some say in Yiddish דער נשמה זול האבען אן עלייה May the neshama have an aliyah
The most common expression I have heard - "May the neshama have an aliyah". The concept is that while the physical body remains in the earth, the dead person's neshama (soul) should rise to Gan Eden, and this is based on the person's merits. See www.jewishanswers.org for details. (I'll edit the full link, later, B"N.)
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