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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 ...


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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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This is the logic -If we must bury even a criminal quickly, surely we must bury a regular person quickly. 24 hours is a guideline, not a hard and fast rule.


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Not the amount of difference you mentiond but I believe it is similiar. Check last time for chametz section here כל ההבדל בין האשכנזים לספרדים הוא, שאנחנו מחשבים את היום מעמוד השחר עד 20 דקות אחרי השקיעה, ואילו האשכנזים מחשבים את היום בחשבון אחר, ולדעת הגאון מוילנא היום מתחיל מהנץ החמה ועד השקיעה, ולפי"ז יוצא זמן ארבע שעות זמניות בחשבון אחר. All the ...


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Really the distinction is one between the medieval period and the modern period. The Shulchan Aruch was written at the very end of the medieval period and was one of the first Jewish books to be printed during its author's lifetime. The printing aspect is hugely important; before that any Jewish work (any work in general) was competing for scribal time & ...



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