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Q: Yibbum with an incompetent woman

KirkAccording to Halacha, are Jewish men obligated to do Yibbum with their widowed sister in law if she is mentally incompetent (the equivalent of a deaf mute)? Or no, since she is not competent to consent to the marriage is it invalid from the get go?

 
 
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Q: Does God care about individual animals?

NahumRambam writes in all his major Jewish works (PH, MT and MN) that if God cared about individual animals He wouldn't allow us to slaughter them for food. He writes that the pesukim that reflect divine care for animals are for the species generally but not for individual animals. Ramban echoes the s...

 

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