“Then the elders of his city shall summon him” (Dt.25:8).
A proper summons must be issued by the elders of his city.
“And shall speak with him” (Dt.25:8)—
about whether [the woman[ is a suitable match.2
For if he was a youngster
and she was much older,
or if he was older
and she was much younger,
they would say:
find one your own age!
why should you bring discord into your home?
“And he shall stand and declare” (Dt.25:8)—
this teaches that he does not
recite his declaration unless he is standing.3
“I have no desire to take her” (Dt.25:8)—
but not because the All-Present
does not desire that she remarry.