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chalitza

Question:

Does a ninety year old widow , not intending to remarry and husband was childless, need chalitza?

Answer:

Yes, the mitzva of chalitza is not just in order for her to remarry, but an independent mitzva. In fact it is a rare special mitzva, and when it is done, numerous people come together to watch it being done. It is a mitzva that she will only do once in her life, and although it is because of unfortunate circumstances, it is still a mitzva nonetheless.

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