Rav Avigdor Miller on Not Kissing the Sefer Torah

Q:
The Rav mentioned tonight that we are admonished to not put our fingers in our mouths or in our noses unless we wash our hands first with soap and water. And you even quoted the Gemara that says יד לחוטם תקצץ יד לפה תקצץ – “The hand that goes into the nose or into the mouth deserves to be cut off” (Shabbos 108b). So how do you reconcile that with the minhag that we have to kiss the sefer Torah? 

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