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1 א

כֵּיצַד אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו שֶׁלֹּא הָיָה בְעוֹלָמוֹ. שְׁנֵי אַחִים, וּמֵת אֶחָד מֵהֶם, וְנוֹלַד לָהֶן אָח, וְאַחַר כָּךְ יִבֵּם הַשֵּׁנִי אֶת אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו, וָמֵת, הָרִאשׁוֹנָה יוֹצֵאת מִשּׁוּם אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו שֶׁלֹּא הָיָה בְעוֹלָמוֹ, וְהַשְּׁנִיָּה מִשּׁוּם צָרָתָהּ. עָשָׂה בָהּ מַאֲמָר וָמֵת, הַשְּׁנִיָּה חוֹלֶצֶת וְלֹא מִתְיַבֶּמֶת:

How [does] the wife of his brother who was not alive [release her rival]? [If there were] two brothers and one dies [childless] and [a third] brother was born to them, following which the second brother performs Yibum [Levirate marriage wherein a man weds his childless brother's widow] for his brother's wife and dies, then the first woman [the initial widow] goes out [without Yibum or Chalitzah - the ceremony releasing the widow of a childless man from the obligation of Levirate marriage] because she was the wife of his brother who was not alive [when the younger brother lived]; and the second [wife of the second brother is also exempt] because of her rival [the initial widow]. [If] he [the second brother] performed Ma’amar [semi-betrothal of a Yevama through money or a document] and died, the second [wife of the second brother] performs Chalitzah but does not undergo Yibum.

2 ב

שְׁנֵי אַחִים וּמֵת אֶחָד מֵהֶן, וְיִבֵּם הַשֵּׁנִי אֶת אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו, וְאַחַר כָּךְ נוֹלַד לָהֶן אָח, וָמֵת, הָרִאשׁוֹנָה יוֹצֵאת מִשּׁוּם אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו שֶׁלֹּא הָיָה בְעוֹלָמוֹ, וְהַשְּׁנִיָּה מִשּׁוּם צָרָתָהּ. עָשָׂה בָהּ מַאֲמָר, וָמֵת, הַשְּׁנִיָּה חוֹלֶצֶת וְלֹא מִתְיַבֶּמֶת. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אוֹמֵר, מְיַבֵּם לְאֵיזוֹ מֵהֶן שֶׁיִּרְצֶה, אוֹ חוֹלֵץ לְאֵיזוֹ מֵהֶן שֶׁיִּרְצֶה:

[If there were] two brothers and one of them dies, and the second performs Yibum for his brother's wife, whereupon another [third] brother was born, and [the second brother] dies - the first [widow] goes out [without further ceremony] because she was the wife of his brother who was not alive, and the second [widow of the second brother goes out] since she is her [the initial widow's] rival. [If] he [the second brother] performed Ma’amar [for the initial widow] and died the second [wife of the second brother] performs Chalitzah but does not undergo Yibum. Rabbi Shimon says: He [the third brother] performs Yibum for whomever of them he wants or undergoes Chalitzah from whomever of them he wants.

3 ג

כְּלָל אָמְרוּ בַיְבָמָה. כָּל שֶׁהִיא אִסּוּר עֶרְוָה, לֹא חוֹלֶצֶת וְלֹא מִתְיַבֶּמֶת. אִסּוּרָהּ אִסּוּר מִצְוָה, וְאִסּוּר קְדֻשָּׁה, חוֹלֶצֶת וְלֹא מִתְיַבֶּמֶת. אֲחוֹתָהּ שֶׁהִיא יְבִמְתָּהּ, חוֹלֶצֶת אוֹ מִתְיַבֶּמֶת:

They stated a rule with regard to a Yevama [a woman whose husband died childless and whose brother-in-law must marry or dismiss her]: [If] a woman is prohibited due to Ervah [a forbidden union with a relative] neither does she perform Chalitzah nor is Yibum performed for her. [If] a woman is prohibited due to [another, non-Ervah] prohibition commandment, or due to a prohibition of sanctity, she performs Chalitzah but Yibum is not performed for her. [If] her sister is her sister-in-law, she performs Chalitzah or Yibum is performed for her.

4 ד

אִסּוּר מִצְוָה, שְׁנִיּוֹת מִדִּבְרֵי סוֹפְרִים. אִסּוּר קְדֻשָּׁה, אַלְמָנָה לְכֹהֵן גָּדוֹל, גְּרוּשָׁה וַחֲלוּצָה לְכֹהֵן הֶדְיוֹט, מַמְזֶרֶת וּנְתִינָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, וּבַת יִשְׂרָאֵל לְנָתִין וּמַמְזֵר:

A prohibition commandment [refers to] the secondary degrees [of forbidden unions] prohibited by rabbinic decree. A prohibition due to sanctity [refers to] a widow [marrying] a high priest, a divorced woman or a Chalutzah [a woman who performs Chalitzah, marrying] a common priest, a Mamzeret [the offspring of a severely prohibited union between a Jewish man and woman] or a Netinah [a member of a caste of Temple servants historically descended from the Gibeonites, marrying] a Jew, and the daughter of a Jew [marrying] a Mamzer or a Netin.

5 ה

מִי שֶׁיֶּשׁ לוֹ אָח מִכָּל מָקוֹם, זוֹקֵק אֶת אֵשֶׁת אָחִיו לְיִבּוּם, וְאָחִיו לְכָל דָּבָר, חוּץ מִמִּי שֶׁיֶּשׁ לוֹ מִן הַשִּׁפְחָה וּמִן הַנָּכְרִית. מִי שֶׁיֶּשׁ לוֹ בֵּן מִכָּל מָקוֹם, פּוֹטֵר אֵשֶׁת אָבִיו מִן הַיִּבּוּם, וְחַיָּב עַל מַכָּתוֹ וְעַל קִלְלָתוֹ, וּבְנוֹ הוּא לְכָל דָּבָר, חוּץ מִמִּי שֶׁיֶּשׁ לוֹ מִן הַשִּׁפְחָה וּמִן הַנָּכְרִית:

[If] one has any kind of a brother [even a Mamzer] he [such a brother] binds his [dead] brother's wife to Yibum. And he is his brother with regard to all matters, except when one has [a brother] from a bondwoman, or from a gentile woman. [If] one has any kind of a son [even a Mamzer] he exempts his father's wife from Yibum; and he is liable for striking him [his father] or cursing him [his father]. And he is his son with regard to all matters, except when one has [a son] from a bondwoman, or from a gentile woman.

6 ו

מִי שֶׁקִּדֵּשׁ אַחַת מִשְּׁתֵּי אֲחָיוֹת וְאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ אֵיזוֹ מֵהֶן קִדֵּשׁ, נוֹתֵן גֵּט לָזוֹ וְגֵט לָזוֹ. מֵת, וְלוֹ אָח אֶחָד, חוֹלֵץ לִשְׁתֵּיהֶן. הָיוּ לוֹ שְׁנַיִם, אֶחָד חוֹלֵץ וְאֶחָד מְיַבֵּם. קָדְמוּ וְכָנְסוּ, אֵין מוֹצִיאִין מִיָּדָם:

[If] one betrothed one of two sisters, but does not know which of them he betrothed, he gives a bill of divorce to this one and a bill of divorce to that one. If he died and he had one brother, he [that brother] undergoes Chalitzah from both [women]. If he had two brothers, one undergoes Chalitzah [from one woman] and one performs Yibum [with the other woman]. [If] they went ahead and married [the sisters] they [the women] are not removed from them.

7 ז

שְׁנַיִם שֶׁקִּדְּשׁוּ שְׁתֵּי אֲחָיוֹת, זֶה אֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ אֵיזוֹ קִדֵּשׁ, וְזֶה אֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ אֵיזוֹ קִדֵּשׁ, זֶה נוֹתֵן שְׁנֵי גִטִּין, וְזֶה נוֹתֵן שְׁנֵי גִטִּין. מֵתוּ, לָזֶה אָח, וְלָזֶה אָח, זֶה חוֹלֵץ לִשְׁתֵּיהֶן, וְזֶה חוֹלֵץ לִשְׁתֵּיהֶן. לָזֶה אֶחָד וְלָזֶה שְׁנַיִם, הַיָּחִיד חוֹלֵץ לִשְׁתֵּיהֶן, וְהַשְּׁנַיִם, אֶחָד חוֹלֵץ וְאֶחָד מְיַבֵּם, קָדְמוּ וְכָנְסוּ, אֵין מוֹצִיאִין מִיָּדָם. לָזֶה שְׁנַיִם וְלָזֶה שְׁנַיִם, אָחִיו שֶׁל זֶה חוֹלֵץ לְאַחַת, וְאָחִיו שֶׁל זֶה חוֹלֵץ לְאַחַת, אָחִיו שֶׁל זֶה מְיַבֵּם חֲלוּצָתוֹ שֶׁל זֶה, וְאָחִיו שֶׁל זֶה מְיַבֵּם חֲלוּצָתוֹ שֶׁל זֶה. קָדְמוּ שְׁנַיִם וְחָלְצוּ, לֹא יְיַבְּמוּ הַשְּׁנַיִם, אֶלָּא אֶחָד חוֹלֵץ וְאֶחָד מְיַבֵּם. קָדְמוּ וְכָנְסוּ, אֵין מוֹצִיאִין מִיָּדָם:

[If] two men betrothed two sisters and this one [one of them] does not know which he betrothed, and this one [the other] does not know which one he betrothed, this one gives two bills of divorce [one to each woman] and this one gives two bills of divorce. If they [the men] died and this one had a brother and this one had a brother, this one undergoes Chalitzah from both women, and this one undergoes Chalitzah from both women. If one of [the men] had one [brother], and the other had two [brothers] the lone bother undergoes Chalitzah from both women; and [with regard] to the two - one undergoes Chalitzah [from one woman] and one performs Yibum [with the other woman]. [If] they went ahead and married the sisters they [the women] are not removed from them. [If] this one had two [brothers] and this one had two [brothers], the brother of this one undergoes Chalitzah from one woman and the brother of this one [the other man] undergoes Chalitzah from one woman. The brother of this one performs Yibum with the Chalutzah of this one, and the brother of this one [the other man] performs Yibum with the Chalutzah of this one. [If] the two [brothers of one man] went ahead and underwent Chalitzah the two [brothers of the other man] should not perform Yibum, rather one of them undergoes Chalitzah and one of them performs Yibum. If they [the brothers of the second man] went ahead and married them [following the Chalitzah of the two] they are not removed from them.

8 ח

מִצְוָה בַגָּדוֹל לְיַבֵּם. וְאִם קָדַם הַקָּטָן, זָכָה. הַנִּטְעָן עַל הַשִּׁפְחָה וְנִשְׁתַּחְרְרָה, אוֹ עַל הַנָּכְרִית וְנִתְגַּיְּרָה, הֲרֵי זֶה לֹא יִכְנוֹס. וְאִם כָּנַס אֵין מוֹצִיאִין מִיָּדוֹ. הַנִּטְעָן עַל אֵשֶׁת אִישׁ, וְהוֹצִיאוּהָ מִתַּחַת יָדוֹ, אַף עַל פִּי שֶׁכָּנַס, יוֹצִיא:

It is the obligation for the eldest brother to perform Yibum; however, if the younger [brother] went ahead [and did it] he has merited [the Mitzvah]. [If] one was accused of [having relations] with a bondwoman and she was [subsequently] freed, or with a gentile woman and she [subsequently] converted, he may not marry her. But if he did she is not removed from him. [If] one was accused of [having relations] with a married woman, and [consequently] she is removed from him [her husband], even if he [the suspected adulterer] marries [her], he must divorce [her].

9 ט

הַמֵּבִיא גֵט מִמְּדִינַת הַיָּם, וְאָמַר בְּפָנַי נִכְתַּב וּבְפָנַי נֶחְתַּם, לֹא יִשָּׂא אֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ. מֵת, הֲרַגְתִּיו, הֲרַגְנוּהוּ, לֹא יִשָּׂא אֶת אִשְׁתּוֹ. רַבִּי יְהוּדָה אוֹמֵר, הֲרַגְתִּיו, לֹא תִנָּשֵׂא אִשְׁתּוֹ. הֲרַגְנוּהוּ, תִּנָּשֵׂא אִשְׁתּוֹ:

[If] a person brings a bill of divorce from overseas and states, "It was written before me and it was signed before me", he [the messenger] may not marry his wife [the woman named in the divorce]. [If a person testified that a man is] "dead", or "I killed him", or "we killed him", he may not marry his wife [the woman he is addressing]. Rabbi Yehudah says: [If he says] "I killed him" he may not marry his wife; [but if he says] "we killed him" he may marry his wife.

10 י

הֶחָכָם שֶׁאָסַר אֶת הָאִשָּׁה בְּנֶדֶר עַל בַּעְלָהּ, הֲרֵי זֶה לֹא יִשָּׂאֶנָּה. מֵאֲנָה, אוֹ שֶׁחָלְצָה בְפָנָיו, יִשָּׂאֶנָּה, מִפְּנֵי שֶׁהוּא בֵית דִּין. וְכֻלָּן שֶׁהָיוּ לָהֶם נָשִׁים, וָמֵתוּ, מֻתָּרוֹת לִנָּשֵׂא לָהֶם. וְכֻלָּן שֶׁנִּשְּׂאוּ לַאֲחֵרִים וְנִתְגָּרְשׁוּ אוֹ שֶׁנִּתְאַלְמְנוּ, מֻתָּרוֹת לִנָּשֵׂא לָהֶן. וְכֻלָּן מֻתָּרוֹת לִבְנֵיהֶם אוֹ לַאֲחֵיהֶן:

[If] a sage prohibits a wife to her husband due to a vow [by upholding a vow the woman took] he may not marry her. [But] he may marry her [if] the woman refused [as an adult to remain in a marriage she was forced into as a minor] before him, or performed Chalitzah before him, since he [functions] as a court. And in all [the above mentioned cases] if they had wives [at the time of the cases] and they [their wives subsequently] died, they are allowed to marry them. And in all [the above mentioned cases if the women] married others [following their cases] and then got divorced or became widowed, they [the messenger, the witness or the sage] are allowed to marry them. And in all [the above mentioned cases] the women are allowed [to marry] their [the messenger's witness's or sage's] sons or brothers.