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Yevamot 118: Whom Did I Betroth?

More mishnayot! Two women who are married to the same man and one claims he has died, and the other says he has not – the status of the women is largely dependent on their respective claims. What if the disagree only in the manner of his death? What if there are third-party witnesses who contradict? Also, a couple that travels and the wife comes back and says the husband died – her testimony will change her status, but not her co-wives. What if she claims that her father-in-law died too (but the 5 relatives of the other day kicks in)? Also, the case of a man who betrothed a woman, but not which women he betrothed… what is to happen to all of them? What about the same case with an act of theft instead of an act of betrothal? How does the thief make restitution? Plus, the case of a woman who travels with her son and her husband, and the both died… The order of their demise has implications for her need for yibum

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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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