Chapter 16, Mishna 1, 2, 3
If a woman’s childless husband went overseas with her co-wife, and witnesses report he died, the woman must be concerned that the co-wife had a baby, thus prohibiting the first woman to her yavam. A wife may testify that her own husband has died, but her testimony does not exempt a different widow from yibum, if the first woman’s husband was her yavam. What does a witness need to see before s/he can testify that they saw a man die?
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Opening song: Ani Ma’amin by Rabbi Baruch Chait