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Based on the text of Hataras Nedarim, specifically, "...I nullify from now on all the vows, all the oaths, prohibitions, assents and commitments in thought which I will take upon myself...and if I should forget the stipulations of this declaration and make further vows henceforth, from now on I regret them and declare that they are all null and void..." (Siddur Tehilas Hashem, English translation), is it possible to make a vow or is every vow voided from the outset because of this declaration?

It would seems that we preemptively void any future vows or commitments.

  • We do avoid vows at all costs, really. That's why we say "bli neder" when we "promise". – ezra Jan 16 '18 at 19:45
  • If you explicitly intend the vow to count in spite of that declaration then it definitely still takes effect. – Double AA Jan 16 '18 at 22:22

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