Question:

It Is common in (Western) society for men to shake hands with other men in social and business contexts and it is known that there is a prohibition for men to shake hands with women, indeed, to have any contact with women (other than one’s spouse, children). What happens if a man comes across another person whose ‘gender’ is not clear (transition, intersex, hermaphrodite, etc…)?

Answer:

If one is unsure is unsure of the gender, one should be muchmir (stringent) and not shake their hand.

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