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Yevamot 54:The X Rated Spotlight on Yibum

A little sexually explicit… as is technically reasonable, given the essence of yibum. To what extent does yibum take place if either party is asleep? What if sexual intercourse takes place in other ways without intent? Also, beginning the act of intercourse, as compared to completing it – what are the implications for yibum? Plus, what if the woman is in niddah (where even an initial stage will be problematic)?

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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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