Inyanei D’Yoma of Meseches Yevamos: Two cases of Chalitza in Lakewood in the past 10 years [PHOTOS]

As Daf Yomi learners around the globe learn about the rare Mitzvah of Chalitzah, TLS is re-posting for our readers two cases of Chalitzah that took place in Lakewood in the past ten years.

Chalitza – the process by which a childless widow and a brother of her deceased husband may avoid the ‘yibum’ obligation to marry – is uncommon, and given the rarity and unique nature of the process, there are very few qualified rabbanim with the requisite knowledge and experience.

A case of Chalitza took place in Lakewood in 2012, as well as in 2019.

Below are pictures of the events, which Daf Yomi learners would find very interesting – particularly as the images show the design of the special shoe which is discussed in the Gemara.

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  1. So so sad when this mitzva needs to be performed. While for most the mitzva is something only learned about, for those who already suffered from childlessness, it is a nightmare come true.

  2. @Chaim Yibum/Chalitza is required whenever a marriage ends in the death of the husband and no children were born FROM THAT MARRIAGE. So, even in cases where he might have children from a previous marriage, if the current marriage did not produce children, there would be a mitzvah of Chalitza….

  3. When I learned Yevamos in Lakewood there was a video going around of an entire Chalitza that Rav Gissinger ZTL was mesader. It was very enlightening after learning the perek on Chalitza. Perhaps we can see a video of the Chalitza above.

  4. @ Daf Yomi Yid
    That isnt true, Yibum/Chalitzah is required in a marriage that ends with the death of the husband only if the husband doesnt have any living descendants at the time of his death, from this marriage or any other.

    • come on @TheConsultant, what do you expect from him, he says in his name that he has no clue what the chiyuvim of Yibum/chalitza are. Forget about daf yomi, he doesn’t seem to have ever learnt chumish/rashi. In a couple of years we will all clap for him and say keep it up. 😉

  5. @Iyun Yid
    The gemarah says it clearly.

    @Kollel Guy and your name says you do nothing all day but pretend to learn, and think you are better than those who learn Daf Yomi.

  6. @literally everyone above. Settle down with the hate against each other. All Jews are holy- especially those who learn, whether in kollel or daf hayomi after a hard day. Kollel guys don’t “pretend to learn” and daf yomi guys also deserve our respect.
    For those who want sources:
    1. V’Ahavta L’Reiacha Kamocha
    2. Sefer Chofetz Chaim

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