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Yevamot 110: When Kidnapping a Bride Doesn’t Work

How to change a rabbinic kiddushin to a Torah-level kiddushin? Plus, a story of kidnapping, essentially, from the moment of marriage – or chuppah, at least. Which leaves a second marriage in her case as not significant. But is this story representative?! Kidnapping isn’t a normal marriage. Also, a new mishnah: a man who is married to two minors who are orphans, and he dies – what is the yibum/chalitzah status?

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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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