In Jewish law hugging and kissing is sometimes forbidden and sometimes not recommend.
What is the exact definition of these things? Is a kiss only on the lips? is hug only face to face and completely around the body?

Sources please

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    In what scenario do you imagine that a kiss on the lips would be prohibited but a kiss on the cheek would be permitted? Aren't these merely examples of affectionate touch and so any other affectionate touch would be similarly prohibited? – Ze'ev misses Monica Jul 13 at 20:40
  • @Ze'evmissesMonica I see your point, maybe this is an example "It is praiseworthy to be strict and refrain even from embracing and kissing" at mymikvahcalendar.org/halachic-overview.php – hazoriz Jul 13 at 21:13
  • @Ze'evmissesMonica a kiss on the hand might be a better example – hazoriz Jul 13 at 21:53
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    Some allowed kiss on hand of a Chacham – sam Jul 19 at 17:11
  • @sam men hug each other all the time judaism.stackexchange.com/q/106145/5120 – hazoriz Jul 19 at 17:27

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