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There is nothing special going on here based on the marriage relationship. Anyone can say to anyone else: "Do you swear XYZ?" and if they answer affirmatively, the oath is binding on them. So too if a husband says to his wife "Do you swear to not talk to Ploni-down-the-street?" The relevant rule in this case is that breaking that specific oath is considered ...


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The Shela in the beginning of Mesechtas Yoma - paragraph beginning with וכך הוא המנהג mentions saying דיינים מומחים in the context of saying it in front of a group of Talmidei Chochomim (wise scholars) and Yirei Shomayim (God-fearing people). Orchos Rabeinu 2 page 171 mentions that the Steipler omitted the word "מומחים." However, Rabbi Shlomo Kluger ...


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Tallis -- this is easy. The halachic default is that everyone 13 and up should be wearing a Tallis; Ashkenazi never-married-men happen to have a custom otherwise. (Rabbi Meiselman, for instance, feels this whole custom is in error and his unmarried sons wear tallisos.) In absence of such a custom, we default to the standard -- wear a Tallis. Hair covering ...


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Rashi to the cited verse: לא יחיה: ומאותה קללה מתה רחל בדרך Shall not live: and from that curse Rachel died on the road. So it seems that it was a curse.


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By making the neder to bring a mincha with barley when he knows it is not possible, this person is making a neder in vain – a neder shov. From INSIGHTS INTO THE DAILY DAF Nedarim 15 I see that The RAN (end of Nedarim 14b) writes that there is no Isur of "Neder Shav," a Neder made in vain, as there is an Isur of Shevu'as Shav, a Shevu'ah made in ...


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You can give Tzedakah with Maaser money, as long you don't have an obligation to give that Tzedakah. Example: Someone got an Aliya. The cost of the Aliya was $180. He is not permited to deduct it from Maaser, but he can be Menadev (pledge) $180 from his Maaser when he has an aliya. You can read this and this for more info.


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The Gemara in Sh'vuos 22b: שבועה שלא אוכל, ואכל נבילות וטריפות, שקצים ורמשים - חייב, ור' שמעון פוטר; והוינן בה, אמאי חייב? מושבע ועומד מהר סיני הוא! רב ושמואל ור' יוחנן דאמרי: בכולל דברים המותרין עם דברים האסורין Someone swears not to eat, and they eat forbidden foods, they are responsible [for violating their oath]. Why are they responsible for ...


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In order to annul a vow, there must be a reason to annul it. Usually, that reason is of the form, "If I had known XYZ, I never would have taken that oath!" The 9th perek of Masechet Nedarim discusses annulling vows using the reason that something happened after the oath was taken which, had the person who swore known it would happen, he wouldn't have sworn ...


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The Malbim says that they could not release their oath since they had an alternative solution which was the scenario that they enacted.


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Let's call it "very strongly discouraged." If they were all-out prohibited, the Torah wouldn't have a procedure for them. There was a point when Jewish law would demand an oath in financial proceedings (e.g. "I was supposed to watch your cow and I swear I didn't abuse it in any way, it was hit by a lightning bolt"), but we try to avoid those today whenever ...


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I made a promise in a business transaction, when i asked a halachic question of Rav Asher Weiss's Beit Din in Ramot about whether i needed to honor my promise or not, upon answering a few questions i was told that i do not have to. The basic situation was that since the other party was changing the terms of the agreement upon which the promise was made ...


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According to the expalanation in this article, yes, he does have to refrain unless annuled based on the notion that he made the vow unwittingly.



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