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Yevamot 10: Six Brothers and a Double Yibum

Another yibum case – including when one brother dies before the other is born leads to a mnemonic how to keep this particular complication straight: “died, was born, does yibum” x2 – in a family of many brothers. And if the brother doing yibum dies… another brother should be taking it on. Yaakov is brought as an example – a strawman, and with echos of the biblical Yaakov. Also, when a woman exempts her co-wives, and other cases when she doesn’t – ie, it’s not “across the board” and is contingent on a legitimate marriage. Plus, how halitzah has impact on the yibum relationship. Plus, more on the Levi/Rebbi complaint/defense about the 15 cases in the opening mishnah.

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Anne and Yardaena

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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