How could Yosef kiss his father? It is harmful to do so, due to the power of Tum'as Mes!


Or ha'Chayim: Tum'as Mes did not apply to Ya'akov, seeing as he did not die. 1


Refer to 49:33:2:1. See Or ha'Chayim. (How will he answer for R. Yehoshua? After R. Eliezer died, he kissed him - Yerushalmi Shabbos 20b. PF)

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