technically a "star" is a huge ball of burning gasses and nuclear reactions etc. like the sun. In that sense no you could never "touch" one because you'd burn up and be dead before you got anywhere close enough to try. We also call planets "stars" when viewed from earth because pretty much all celestial bodies look like little points of light when viewed from Earth by the naked eye... so it would be possible to touch one of these "stars" (assuming you could get there) :)
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You would burn to a crisp from the heat long before you ever got close enough to touch a star. Think about the hottest summer day you have ever experienced. That was entirely due to the sun, which is a typical star. If you started on near the earth and flew towards the sun, it would *start* like that hottest summer day and just get worse as you got closer.
Depends. Do you consider the photons emitted by a burning star an extension of the star or separate from it? Because if so, despite the fact that most people would not recognize the light as such, you are always touching a star.