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Levirate marriage (yibbum)

Marriage between a widow whose husband died childless (the yevamah) and the brother of the deceased (the yavam or levir).

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Levirate marriage (yibbum)." (Viewed on September 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/glossary/levirate-marriage-yibbum>.

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