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Nedarim 42: A Vow of No-Benefit and the Seventh Year

One who swears off benefit from his friend cannot enter the friend’s field or benefit from his produce. But a shemitah year changes those terms. Plus, how the phrasing her lines up (or doesn’t) with the position of Rav and Shmuel, or perhaps R. Yochanan and Resh Lakish – specifically with regard to the impact of shemitah on the benefit factor. Plus, swearing off benefit means no lending/borrowing, or selling/buying. Even though only one direction is “benefit”

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Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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