During the Onas Haveses, is only Chibbuk V’Nishuk Asur? May the couple hold hands, for example? And is a little kiss on the cheek included in “Chibbuk”?
The Halachah is that marital relations are forbidden, but many early authorities forbid Chibbuk V’Nishuk as well, and the Bach rules that “Hamachmir tavoh alav beracha.” (Other harchakos do not apply on the Yom Havesses unless, of course, the woman becomes a Niddah.) R’ Kalman Kahana (Taharas Bas Yisrael) that one should avoid on this day all contact that indicates affection.