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Nedarim (Vows)

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Nedarim (Vows): (a) Vows; (b) A tractate of the Talmud that discusses the laws of vows.
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Practical Parshah—Matot
It is a mitzvah to keep a vow, but it is also a mitzvah to have a vow properly annulled. How is a vow annulled?
This class discusses the great importance in keeping one’s vows and the different details involved; the mitzvah of nedarim.
I have always been intrigued by the traditional way in which diamond merchants seal a deal. They shake hands and say “Mazel and Brocha” (“good fortune and blessing”). Once those few words have been said, the deal is done and it has all the power of a lega...
The laws governing the annulment of vows distinguishes between an arus ('betrothed") and a baal ("husband"). On a deeper level, these laws describe two modes of spiritual life
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.
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