According to Harav Musafi Shelit"a (Q&A 74259) (and I'm sure earlier sources), if you do a "Hanhaga Tova - good deed" three times you need Hatarat Nedarim. I believe Harav Ovadia Shelit"a in his book Yechave Daas holds that this only applies for Hanhagot mentioned in the Shulhan Aruch. Can anyone provide the source in Yechave Daat where he says this?

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    Question Verification: 3x a good deed is a neder. You want to know where in black and white Rav Ovadia limits this to certain things?
    – YDK
    Feb 8, 2012 at 3:16
  • @R'YDK precisely. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:56
  • I hope I edited your question correctly.
    – YDK
    Feb 8, 2012 at 4:03
  • @YDK Thank you. I pretty sure he writes this just I'm not exactly sure where. Feb 8, 2012 at 4:09
  • @HachamGabriel I have edited the question title to (in my mind) better reflect the question asked. If you disagree, please change it back.
    – Double AA
    Feb 8, 2012 at 5:05

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In Yechave Da'at 2,70 R' Ovadia discusses women's obligation to keep their minhag of keeping Mitzvot Asseh Shehazman Graman. He generally holds that since they are not obligated - the fact that they kept something 3 times does not make it a neder. The is also a similar and longer response on Yabia Omer 2 Orach Chayim 30.

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