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Contrary to what one may expect, Kol Nidre is neither flowery nor inspiring (at first blush).
This article focuses on one Jewish law regarding Hatarat Nedarim (Annulment of Vows), namely that the petitioner is obliged to articulate the vow which he seeks to absolve.
At the start of this week’s parshah, Matot, we are introduced to the laws of annulment of vows. At that point, the tribes of Israel, usually called shevatim, are instead called matot. Why the different word? What connection does it have to annulment of vo...
Why is Yom Kippur introduced with the annulment of vows?
An exploration of the origins of this prayer; unpacking its legal and mystical dimensions.
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 112 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Study the daily lesson of Sefer HaMitzvos for day 109 with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, where he teaches the mitzvah in-depth with added insight and detail.
Moshe spoke to theChildren of Israel's tribal heads, saying: This is what G‑d has commanded... Classic Questions Was this passage said only to the tribal heads? (v. 2) Rashi: [Moshe] honored the leaders by teaching them first, and only later the res...
23 Menachem Av, 5744 · August 21, 1984
What is the concept of a “vow” in Jewish law? A person takes an ordinary object, and Torah tells him: since you are a Jew, G-d gives you the power to connect that which is mundane with the sacred.
When donning the tallit for the first time after the wedding, it is naturally being done with the intention of wearing it every day from then on...
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