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Before matan Torah there was no such thing as chalitza. The before matan Torah Yibbum isn't the same as after. After Maran Torah Yibbum is only performed by the brother of the deceased. The gemara Yevamos 5b implies there was no mitzva of Yibbum before Matan Torah. The Cli Chemda (Vayeshev 3) understands that yibbum before matan Torah was different because ...

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