1,897. Going Out of Order or Skipping Steps

Yibum v’Chalitzah 4:11

Pursuant to the previous halacha, one might ask why the woman shouldn’t spit again in order to perform all the steps in their proper order. The reason not to do this is out of concern that people might think that spitting alone is insignificant and doesn’t prevent the deceased’s other brothers from performing yibum with his widow.

Yibum v’Chalitzah 4:12

If the yevama only removed the shoe but she didn’t recite the requisite text or spit, the chalitzah is valid. It goes without saying that if she removed his shoe and recited the text but didn’t spit, or if she removed the shoe and spat but didn’t recite the text, the chalitzah is valid.