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Is it still done?[edit]

Questions: Does anyone do this anymore? Or is this purely historical?

  • Answer: Yes it is still done, particularly within all branches of Orthodox Judaism. A woman finding herself in such a situation must apply to Beth Din (Jewish court of Torah law where they will prepare the whole ceremony. (By the way, why didn't you sign your question with the four tildes ~~~~? Thanks IZAK 20:38, 12 December 2005 (UTC)


I can not read Ḥaliẓah with IE 6.0. - Patrick 15:34 May 12, 2003 (UTC)

Works fine for me in Mozilla (which renders the dots after, not below). -- Anon.

This article needs to be reverted back to Halizah[edit]

This is my message to User:Sheynhertz-Unbayg: Hi Sheynhertz: "Hebrew words starting with "H" must remain so: Why are you moving articles with Hebrew words around? I noticed you moved Hakham to Chakham which makes no sense, see my reasons and request for it to be moved back to Hakham at [1] because, for example, we use this convention in the cases of Halakha, Hanukkah, Humash, Hazzan, Hivites, Horites, Hebron, Hermon, Horeb, Habakkuk, Ham, Hur, Heshbon etc. Most times, there are good reasons for the spellings as they follow an accepted convention, and it's best to leave them until you can be absolutely sure that it's safe to make changes in Hebrew-named articles. (You may also want to see some of trhe discussions taking place at Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (Hebrew). Thanks for your attention. IZAK 20:15, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Oops... I thought chakham is better than hakham. like chametz, ein momenterl, please..! --Sheynhertzגעשׁ״ך 20:30, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

Same problem with Chalitzah: Dear Sheynhertz: You did the same thing with Halizah and moved it to Chalitzah. I understand that you mean well, and sometimes the "Ch" is used, but in most cases it's best to leave an article starting with the Hebrew "H" because it's also an important accepted convention, as I explained to you above. It needs to be move back. Thanks. IZAK 20:31, 12 December 2005 (UTC)"

biblical quotes[edit]

I noticed that this page quotes bible verse using roman numeral "..whomever she desires (Deut. xxv. 5-10)." and "...The old custom of the levirate marriage (Gen. xxxviii. 8) is ...". Is there any Wikipedia standard on this? In general I have not seen it as roman numerals.Jon513 21:54, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Strange, non-notable source[edit]

Bible Bulletin Board's "MacArthur’s Questions and Answers" by: Tony Capoccia Bible Bulletin Board, followed by a P.O. Box mailing address? Are you kidding me? I'm removing this from the article as it satisfies none of the requirements regarding sourcing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:46, 6 October 2011 (UTC)