Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Re: Cousin marriages & Uncle + Niece marriages, & Sister-in-law marriages, too! #lithuania

kenneth pollan <kpollan@...>

I am not very religious, but I vaguely remember hearing about a Jewish law or
custom where if there were two or more sons in a family and one brother dies it is
a tradition, mitzvah or commandment for another brother to marry and care for
his widow.What if the surviving brother was already married, was he obligated to
care for his brother's widow and children? Does anyone know more about this? This
might explain why so many cousins lived together.

Pamela Pollan

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