Audio by Dr. Michael Sokolow

If a deaf levir submitted to halizah, or if a deaf sister-in-law performed halizah, or if a halizah was performed on a minor, the halizah is invalid. [A sister-in-law] who performed halizah while she was a minor must again perform halizah when she becomes of age; and if she does not again perform it, the halizah is invalid.

  יבמות 12.4
החירש שנחלץ, והחירשת שחלצה, והחולצת לקטן-- חליצתה פסולה׃ קטנה שחלצה, תחלוץ משתגדיל; ואם לא חלצה, חליצתה כשרה

If [a sister-in-law] performed halizah in the presence of two or three men and one of them was discovered to be a relative or one in any other way unfit [to act as judge], Her halizah is invalid; but R. Simeon and R. Johanan ha-Sandelar declare it valid. Furthermore, it once happened that a man submitted to halizah privately between himself and herself in a prison, and when the case came before R. Akiba he declared the halizah valid.

 יבמות 12.5
חלצה בשניים, או בשלושה ונמצא אחד מהן קרוב או פסול-- חליצתה פסולה; רבי שמעון ורבי יוחנן הסנדלר מכשירין׃ מעשה שחלצה בינו לבינה ולבית האסורים; בא מעשה לפני רבי עקיבה, והכשיר

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