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It appears there is no difference between suicide and other forms of death as pertains to yibum and chalitza. Rabbi Moshe Rozin, a 20th century posek (Lithuania and New York) was asked to rule on the case of a widow whose husband had committed suicide and the whereabouts of the brother-in-law were unknown. (See footnote 71 herein 1). He found room for ...


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Levirate marriage today would seem to be very rare today. Reason being it's virtually never done in the Ashkenazi world and while more acceptable in the Sefardi, it seems to rarely ever takes place. From the "History" section in the Wikipedia entry on Yibbum: By Talmudic times the practice of levirate marriage was deemed secondary in preference to ...


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I'd think it would say she acquires herself through get or the husband's death. There would be no point of writing the Mishnah this way, because it would be redundant. We already have been told that a woman becomes unmarried via a get or the death of her husband. The Mishnah is trying to tell us how status changes are effected; the status change that has ...


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On wikipedia, it says, Orthodox Jews in modern times have generally upheld the position of Rabbeinu Tam and perform halizah rather than yibbum. Yemenite Jews, though orthodox, practised yibbum until the en masse Aliyah of Jews to Eretz Israel in the last century. The relevant siman in the Tur is Even Ho'ezer 165, in which it shows that R' Yizchok ...


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Since all of Naomi's children had died, Ruth was free of the requirement of yibum and did not perform yibum with Boaz. Indeed, one of the reasons Naomi gave trying to convince Ruth and Orpah to leave her was that there would be no child available to perform yibum. Ruth 1:12 - 13 Return, my daughters, go, for I have become too old to marry, that I ...


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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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In each of the three cases we have a Hazka Kamayita. For the first two cases, (safek 9 year old and safek puberty) Meyikar Haddin, She can eat teruma (The safek 9 year old is still not 9 old, and his bia cannot make a bat Kohen pesula. The Israel non Cohen is still not pubery, the bat Kohen can continue to eat Teruma). However the Mishna rules Chumra ...


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The Gemara addresses this in 19b, and Rashi there explains the mishna; he says the issue here is that yibbum and chalitzah both clash with the obligation of a king's honor. Chalitza -- to have him summoned before the court and for someone to spit in front of him; yibbum (this is cool!) -- for him to say "I'm filling in for my dead brother" ... the king ...


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Gemara Yevamos 52a says that it is forbidden Derabanan for one who does Yibbum (i.e relations) without Doing Maamar to the Yevama (which means giving her monetary value worth a shave Pruta like Kidushin) and this is equivalent to Mekadesh bebiah - matrimonial relations which is Chayav Makas Mardus - liable to rabbinic lashes: אמר רב הונא מצות יבמין מקדש ...


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(Edit: Now that I reread your question it seems your question is why by the first case (and all the other ones except the Yevama one) the word "s/he" in the words "And s/he acquires herself" is referring to the person after s/he was aquired, but in the case of the Yevama the word "she" in the same words is referring to the Yevama before she was acquired. ...


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In this answer a man with amputated legs above the knee cannot do Chalitza and would normally have to do Yibbum whether sefaradi or ashkenazi. Seridei Eish III 49 quoting Or zarua 665. So if this amputee is also forbidden by a Negative commandment to marry this woman in these cases: a Petzua Daka - he has crushed genitals and cannot marry a Yisraelis (...


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Even if one understands mishnah 7 according to possibility b), mishnah 9 is still redundant. Ignoring the status of Esther, we learn the following from mishnah 7: Reuven dies, Rachel is forbidden to Shimon (her sister's husband) and instead marries Levi (via yibbum) Leah dies, Rachel remains married totally to Levi. Levi dies, Leah is forbidden to Shimon (...


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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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The Poskim say that even in a situation where we would allow Yibbum for example the brother has amputated legs above the knee Rachmana Litzlan and how much more so when we don't allow Yibbum and he did it anyway, after the brother has done Yibbum he must divorce her straight away. נקטעה רגלו מעל הברך, לדברי הכל חליצתה פסולה; ועל היבם לייבם את האשה ...


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