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Yevamot 50: How Final Are the Yibum Options

The fifth chapter! Plus, the options of ma’amar, get, chalitzah… and, of course, yibum. And how the may follow one from the other, as it happens. Note – a long mishnah here establishes the basic cases and basic principles – for example, once ma’amar has been done, it can’t be done again in that same context. The Gemara basically establishes where Rabban Gamliel and the sages agree and disagree.

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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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