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Yevamot 84: A Prohibited Husband and a Permitted Yavam

Chapter 9! A very long mishnah… Categories of women who were permitted to their husbands and prohibited to the yavam. And the reverse: prohibited to the husband and permitted to the yavam. Including kohanim and mamzerim as possible complications… Also, forbidden relationships that are prohibited on a rabbinic level – “Divrei Sofrim,” secondary prohibitions that come to protect the Torah prohibitions. What benefits are allowed or dropped in such prohibited relationships?

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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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