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- "Ceremony releasing a man from levirate marriage" (Glinert)
- "Harvey had to do chalitsa last week for Rachel." (Glinert)
- "I’ve personally witnessed a khalitzah ceremony, back when I was in a religious school. They took the entire school out from class to see it, because it’s a fairly rare occurrence." (https://www.reddit.com/r/AskAnthropology/comments/acn2wz/what_are_some_interesting_examples_of_marriage/ed9xgw1/?context=8&depth=9)
- "What should a woman who can only do Chalitza do if her Yevam can't do it?" (https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/53019/what-should-a-woman-who-can-only-do-chalitza-do-if-her-yevam-cant-do-it)
- "In any event, even chalitza is rather rare today, for Baruch Hashem, technology can solve more than 90% of the fertility problems in couples, not to mention the vast majority who don't have problems conceiving, and the non-religious couples who usually don't get married until they want children." (https://www.yeshiva.co/ask/57425)
Languages of Origin
חליצה chalitsa 'untying (the shoe), part of the ceremony'
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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