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Yevamot 111: Minor Wives and Yibum (or Divorce)

1/3 of the way through the Talmud!! Another daf with 2 mishnayot, one long with little Gemara, one shorter, with a lot of Gemara. First, another case of 2 orphan minor girl’s who are married to one man – what happens when the yavam sleeps with both of these potential Yevamot? And other comparable cases (deaf-mutes again, etc.). Also, a mishnah on divorce with these minor wives – which must wait until they are older. Likewise, what about an unconsummated yibum? Before or after 30 days? Which opens the discussion on the implications and timing of consummation and seclusion.

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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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