Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Mitzvos Relating to Our Fellow Man

29: Nullifying a Vow

"If a man makes a vow to Hashem... he may not nullify his words..." (Bemidbar 30:3)

The Talmud teaches that although one may not nullify his own vow, a sage can find a method to nullify his words (Chagigah 10b).

A vow is a commitment taken upon oneself for self-improvement, such as not to eat certain foods for a week or two in order to control one's desires. This can be meritorious, but it is better to train oneself without using a vow, saying "bli neder" (Rambam, Hilchos Nedarim 13:23-24). One who did make a vow has a mitzvah to nullify it through a sage to avoid the risk of transgressing it (ibid., 25).


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON BESHALACH AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

Planting Our Song
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5760

A Matter of Will
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

Of Seeds and Growth
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Glorified Money
Rabbi Chaim Flom - 5768

Can A Person Sleep For Seventy Years?
Rabbi Label Lam - 5765

Freight and Handling
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764

> A Seamless Integration On A Higher Plane
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

Like Manna from Heaven
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5767

Leap of Faith
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Jewish Survival
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5765

Divine Multitasking
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5766

Moshe's Incredible Humility
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5763

ArtScroll

What is Tu B'Shvat?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5761

Abundant Appreciation
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5764

Moments of Inspiration
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

My “My”
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information