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Chalitzah: (lit. "taking off"); a ceremony whereby the widow of a childless husband is released by the brother of the deceased, thus permitting her to remarry somebody else.
If a married man dies childless the widow is to marry her dead husband's brother. This practice is known as Yibbum. Alternatively, they can perform a procedure known as Chalitzah. Here's an overview of the Chalitzah ceremony.
Background: Joe and Jack are brothers. Joe marries Miriam but dies before having any children. Torah law states that Jack should now marry Miriam. This practice is known as yibum, or levirate marriage. It is not commonly practiced today. Instead, we tell ...
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 83 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Some mitzvahs are done daily, weekly, or annually. But there are some that happen so seldom that many of us are lucky if we experience them even once or twice over the course of our lives.
Women Learn Sefer HaMitzvot
Women Learn Sefer HaMitzvot
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