Nedarim

Some Introductory Thoughts on Masechet Nedarim

May 31, 2015 By: Rabbi Jay Kelman
“Better is it that one should not vow, than that one should vow and not pay” (Kohelet 5:4). This truism, enunciated by Shlomo HaMelech some 3,000 years ago, is augmented by the generally held view that not only is it better not to vow if one will not fulfil his vow, it is often better not to vow even if one will fulfil their vow.   The Torah expects us to take our word seriously, period: “That which ...
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