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Questions about oaths or vows that a person accepts upon oneself and obligations that stem from them

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R Shimon Taub (The Laws of Tzedakah and Maaser, p. 149) writes that One who benefits by giving tzedakah because he ends up paying less taxes is not obligated to give that profit to tzedakah. The …
answered Sep 2 '18 by mbloch
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R Akiva Tatz has a beautiful explanation on this. He starts by asking why all holidays happen once a year but Shabbat is every week. What is it that we need to be reminded of every week? He responds …
answered Dec 26 '17 by mbloch
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It appears indeed one should keep his promises in the context of a small gift. The Rambam writes (MT Mechira 7:9) (based on the gemara in Baba Metzia 49a) Similarly, if a person promised to give a …
answered Aug 13 by mbloch