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A yabam is not a non-spouse as we can see from the drashot below. A yabam cannot annul the vows of the yebama There is a berayta in Yevamot 29b: שומרת יבם בין יבם אחד בין שני יבמין ר"א אומר יפר ר' יהושע אומר לאחד ולא לשנים דר' עקיבא אומר לא לאחד ולא לשנים ... Rabbi Akiva says, even when there is only one yabam, he cannot make hafarat nedarim for ...


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It is clear from the Gemora 24b that a Yevama before Yibbum (consummation), the Yevama is not at all in her dead husband's brother's authority except: - She is forbidden to engage in relatonships with anyone else unless Chalitza is performed. - the brother in-law can warn her as a sotah (Thanks @Monica for mentioning this info) for the future when they are ...


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This is a draft answer outlining the major considerations: "מראית עין" - there's a problem of being perceived in public as "turning sides". Especially valid if the Ketubah mentions explicitly it follows a different tradition, Reform for example. Signing on what one sees is not a problem. Even a Reform Ketubah (as a simple, non-religious contract) isn't ...


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In Kesubos 10b the Gemorah defines exactly what almanah in the Mishana is referring to: מאי אלמנה אמר רב חנא בגדתאה אלמנה על שם מנה אלמנה מן האירוסין מאי איכא למימר איידי דהא קרי לה אלמנה הא נמי קרי לה אלמנה What is an Almanah? Says Rav Chono from bagdad: Her name means she gets a Maneh. -This would apply to a widow that consumated her marrage (rashi)- ...


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The first time that Bet Din to lead her to stop the process is described in Mishna 1.4 היו מעלין אותה לבית דין הגדול שבירושלים, ומאיימין עליה כדרך שמאיימין על עדי נפשות. ואומרים לה: בתי! הרבה יין עושה, הרבה שחוק עושה, הרבה ילדות עושה, הרבה שכנים הרעים עושים. עשי לשמו הגדול שנכתב בקדושה, שלא ימחה על המים. ואומרים לפניה דברים שאינה כדאי לשמען, היא וכל ...


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Rambam (Hilchot Sotah 3:2) writes that after she is brought to the Temple Mount, the first stage in the process is that she sits before the court there who proceed to intimidate her. She is able to refuse to drink the water at that stage. (It’s possible that she can refuse earlier as well, maybe even before coming to the Temple Mount, but this Rambam at ...


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From a drush perspective, the gemara in Kesuvos 10b expounds upon the meaning of the word "almanah": מאי אלמנה אמר רב חנא בגדתאה אלמנה על שם מנה Why [is a widow called an] almanah? Rav Ḥana of Baghdad said: [A widow is called an] almanah after the maneh Namely, "almanah" is an acronym for "al shem maneh"- ie the value of a widow's Kesuvah is ...


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Indeed this is strange that the Mishna talk about the story of YBG. Melechet Shelomo ע"כ: ואיתא בת"כ סוף פ' ב' דפ' אמור: ומינהו המלך בגמ' דייקי' מדקתני מינהו ולא קתני נתמנה דקשר של רשעים הוא שהכניסה מרתא בת בייתוס תרקבא דדינרי זהב לינאי מלכא עד דבעא לאוקומי ליהושע בן גמלא בכהני רברבא ומ"מ מצינו בו שתיקן תקנות גדולות בישראל כדאמרי' בבבא בתרא ברם זכור ...


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Saw three opinions re: taking a honeymoon immediately after a wedding cited in this OU article about Sheva Berachot: 1) Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef Even though making daily sheva berachot is not obligatory, halachah does not endorse the secular custom of a honeymoon either. Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef (Yabia Omer 3:EH:11:11) strenuously objects to such a practice and ...


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Tosafot Bava Batra 21a write that Yehoshua b. Gamla was wholly righteous (צדיק גמור), and that the implied criticism in Yevamot is simply because there were other more qualified priests available for the position of high priest. Thus, I suggest, your option b) may in fact be correct. This story is being cited as a proof to the quoted halachah, in the sense ...


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The Beis Shmuel does not mean to say that in general nisuin is Rabbinical. He is referring to the Mordechai which the Rema on which he is commenting refers to, which explains that since the father is dead, the nisuin in this case is Rabbinical, while the kiddushin performed before the father died is Biblical. Language of the Mordechai, תקטז: כי אמרו אפילו ...


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I had proposed that, according to R' Yochanan, the Mishnah could work according to either R' Yehudah or the Chachamim. According to R' Yehudah, the reason a Na'arah cannot accept her divorce/marriage document is because "two hands cannot accept as one." If a Na'arah has no father, perhaps he would hold that she could accept on her own behalf, as there are ...


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Kesuvos 4:3 says that the halachos of a Motzi Shem Ra vary depending on when the child of a convert was conceived and born: הַגִּיּוֹרֶת שֶׁנִּתְגַּיְּרָה בִתָּהּ עִמָּהּ, וְזִנְּתָה, הֲרֵי זוֹ בְּחֶנֶק. אֵין לָהּ לֹא פֶתַח בֵּית הָאָב, וְלֹא מֵאָה סָלַע. הָיְתָה הוֹרָתָהּ שֶׁלֹּא בִקְדֻשָּׁה וְלֵדָתָהּ בִּקְדֻשָּׁה, הֲרֵי זוֹ בִסְקִילָה. אֵין לָהּ לֹא ...


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