Posts tagged Levirate Law

Vayeishev (And he settled)


Genesis 37:1 to 40:23 An example of Levirate law where a brother marries his deceased brother’s widow appears in this week’s text. As the rights and independence of women advanced through the ages, this practice has almost disappeared. The parsha begins with a single line stating that Jacob settled in Canaan, the land where his […]

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