Sharlene Kranz <skranz_99@...>
But it certainly did happen. My great-grandfather married his dead wife's sister. They lived in Czeszenow.
Subject: Re: Inter-family marriage question
I understand that if a man died, it was common for his brother to marryQuite the opposite. Except in the specific case of the levirate marriage, a man may not marry his brother's wife, even if the brother is dead. This is specifically proscribed. And the levirate marriage is no longer in practice.
And was there a specific time period that the widow had to wait beforeAccod\rsing to halacha, a widow may marry right after the thirty day mourning period. A man must wait for the entire holiday cycle to pass, unless he has small children, in which case, thirty days is sufficient.
What about the other way around? If a woman died, would her sister stepOften, but certainly not dictated by halacha. After all, who better to raise the dead sisters kids? On another level, I had an uncle in the US who married his dead wife's widowed sister - she wanted to make sure that no "other woman" took their inheritance.