What is the biggest age gap permitted by halakha between a man and a girl/woman for them to get married?

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    Is there a basis to your assumption that such a gap exists?
    – Yoreinu
    Jun 14 at 1:33
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    sefaria.org/Jerusalem_Talmud_Yevamot.12.6.2?lang=bi Also mentioned in Bavli Yevamos 44A and 101B. Exact ages aren’t mentioned, but old with young is discouraged, and according to many, by yibum it is actually not allowed
    – Chatzkel
    Jun 14 at 2:15
  • @Chatzkel but what do they mean by old man? Is for example the gap of 9 years normal in halakha and is permitted?
    – mil
    Jun 14 at 4:11
  • Definitely permitted. As to what age gap is too big, individuals are probably much better off consulting a rabbi regarding their specific situation.
    – N.T.
    Jun 14 at 6:09
  • @N.T. The thing is there is no rabbi in the country where I live. I am a non-jew by the way.
    – mil
    Jun 14 at 7:29


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