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comment Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
@YaacovDeane if a Noahide today asked if marrying his childless brother's widow would be a nice thing, I'd say maybe, depending on a whole host of human factors. But not a "mitzva per se." (There's a very odd Maharsha that Ploni Almoni thought that the value of quasi-yibum-via-cousin would override the prohibition of a marrying a Moabite woman -- but that's post-Sinai.)
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comment Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
@YaacovDeane look at the Yehuda and Tamar story -- but unlike halachic yibum, the father could serve in the brother's stead. So there was a quasi-yibum practice in place at the time. (Lord Sacks comments something like: "one form of that custom became codified as halacha at Sinai.") Entire books have been written on what the Jews kept pre-Sinai. But we find N-O-W-H-E-R-E that a Noahide post-Sinai is obligated to marry his childless brother's widow, nor that he is prohibited from marrying his brother's ex-wife in other circumstances.
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answered Are Noahides obligated in the commandment of Yibum?
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comment Werewolf in the Torah
@Matt did you see the text at Bein Din L'Din? Pretty clear. כשיפרד מאביו יהפך לזאב לעוברי דרכים והיה כל מוצאו יהרגהו
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@ChiddusheiTorah I thought I'd seen it on an Ohr Sameach piece quoting him, though I'm not seeing it on their website now. Would have to look into it.
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comment Whose portrait hung in Rav Elyashiv's home?
Haven't seen the video yet, but Rav Avraham Yitzchak Kook was his mesader kiddushin, could he be the one?
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