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Yevamot 39: Can You Do Yibum Instead of Me

Is a yibum marriage a full marriage? For leaving it, it would seem so – requiring divorce and not chalitzah. And the woman who is now divorced from the yavam is treated as a divorced woman in regular cases. Also, a new mishnah that could pass for the tractate’s opening mishnah – about how yibum works, who is obligated, etc. For example, one who is obligated by the yavam and tries to pan it off on someone else…(specifically, his brothers). Plus, how specific amoraim connected to each of the people who encountered yibum, with actual practical cases. And some open questions on the structure of this masekhet

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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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