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Kiddushin 64: Permissive Halakhah

More mishnayot – more cases of a father betrothing his daughter (who is not the age of majority). What if the father says he has done so – when is he believed or not? Also, one who says at the time of his death that he has children (keeping a wife who has no children with him from needing to do yibum) – he’s believed. If he claims to have brothers (giving her the need for yibum), he’s not believed. Plus, a father who has several groups of daughters, from two wives, how to handle unspecific statements of betrothal regarding those daughters?

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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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