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.
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.
@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….
That’s what you know when you only learn Dof Yomi.
@Daf Yomi Yid don’t pasken Kneged Halacha please. Yibum/Chalitzah is only when a man left behind no children at all from any marriage.
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.
@ 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. 😉
wow shots fired. why so much rage?
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.
Shulchan Aruch Even Haezer Siman 156 Seif 2. See the Biur Hagra
@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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