shomer negiah

Pronounced: SHO-mur nuh-GEE-AH (with a hard g), or sho-MARE nuh-GEE-AH, Origin: Hebrew, the practice of not touching members of the opposite sex outside of marriage.

Discover More

Text of Avinu Malkeinu

This series of petitions addressed to "Our Father, Our King," is recited on Yom Kippur and other fast days.

Shomer Negiah, the Prohibition on Touching

The term refers to someone who refrains from physical contact with members of the opposite sex.