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An 11 year old girl made a neder that if she finds a certain object that she had lost then she'll give to tzedeka 20 agarot (which is today around 5 cents) every week (for the rest of her life.)

Does the neder take affect? Could her Father be "mafir" her neder?

(As a side note I had a doubt also over here if a neder can take affect on something less than a prutah however it seems to be that 5 cents is more than a prutah so that woudln't be part of the question -- a prutah is around 2 cents. I'm mentioning this just in case someone might point out this fact and that I don't think it applies over here.)

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Where do you get your calculation for a Perutah, and if it isn't relevant why are mentioning it in the question? –  Seth J Oct 20 '13 at 20:00
    
Also, is this Halachah LeMa'aseh? And what makes this a unique case? –  Seth J Oct 20 '13 at 20:02
    
@SethJ I put all the information I had, plus some other points that if I would have left them out I'm sure someone would have said something! –  Yehoshua Oct 20 '13 at 20:07
    
@SethJ Unique or not, doesn't matter, I used this example to express the question (was once halacha l'maseh, don't know what was originally paskened.) –  Yehoshua Oct 20 '13 at 20:08
    
@SethJ A prutah is 1/40 gram of silver. $0.02 is pretty accurate today. –  Double AA Oct 20 '13 at 20:14

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