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Indeed, the woman (the yevama) cannot marry out of the family before either Yibbum or Chalitza (Devarim 25:5, Rambam Negative Command #357). The brother (the yavam) can in principle take as long as he wants, but doing so is rather rude as it leaves the yevama essentially as an agguna (unable to remarry). As with a spouse who doesn't want to give/receive a ...


The Mishna (Sanhedrin 6:5) rules that one must bury someone before daybreak. There is no rule of 24 hours that I know of. The Talmud there (Bavli 46b) derives this rule from the double language in the verse you cite קָבוֹר תִּקְבְּרֶנּוּ "bury you shall bury him". The extra word comes to include an extra case. This prohibition is hence Biblical and not ...

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