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Nice question. Tosfos there deal with a similar question that I believe would answer yours, too: מה אחות אשה מיוחדת כו'. וא''ת מה לאחות אשה שכן בידו לרבות כדפריך בפ' הבא על יבמתו (לקמן דף נד. ושם) וי''ל דאהיקש דר' יונה דסוף שמעתין (דף ח.) סמיך According to Tosfos, this Gemara is working a tandem with the hekesh of R' Yona which specifically signals to us ...


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As suggested in one of the comments, the Gemara is describing an exegetical rule, rather than a principle of erring to the side of stringency when in doubt. This understanding is supported by the gemara's alternative answer there: איבעית אימא הכא תרי איסורי והכא תרי איסורי ותרי מתרי ילפינן אבל הכא חדא איסורא ותרי מחדא לא ילפינן If you prefer, however, I ...


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The Mishnah says that the sister Rachel is forbidden to do yibum with Shimon because of the rule "since she was forbidden at one time, she is forbidden forever". But the Rambam when he wrote his commentary on the Mishnah was in doubt whether this rule was D’Oraissa (from the Torah) or D’Rabbanan (Rabbinic). This question affects the law of the non-sister ...



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