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Halacha - chalitza
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh
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It would depend on the specific medical condition. If the woman has no use of her hands, she may even remove his shoe with her teeth. If the issue is that she cannot stand as required by Halacha, b'dieved they may sit or lean. However, if she is mute or deaf she may not perform chalitza at all. If he has no right foot or if it is deformed, chalitza may not be performed, and if he is blind it is kosher b'dieved. In circumstances where chalitza may not be performed the only solution would be to do yibum, but today we do not do yibum.

posted:2008-06-04 18:11:36