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Yevamot 36: The Sadness of Yibum

On Resh Lakish, in contrast to R. Yochanan – on the 3 times we follow Resh Lakish. Including regarding inheritance regulations, as compared to those of a gift. Also, what happens if there’s yibum between a yavam and a yevama before waiting to see if she is pregnant from the brother who died….? The Gemara debates them needing to divorce and separate forever, or separate until they know if there’s room to permit them to be together…and whether the sages agree or disagree. Including when the child does or doesn’t survive for 30 days or more.

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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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