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Yevamot 53: Complicating Yibum or Chalitzah

When a yavam and a yevama consummate the relationship, that’s yibum and now they’re married. If they do chalitzah, they’re done. But that seems to be only when either action is taken initially, and when not complicated by other actions. 3 divergent opinions on the different permutations here. Also, a new chapter, and the unexpected cases of a man who sleeps with a woman without knowledge or intent, and various permutations of that.

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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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