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Nedarim 72: The Role of Divorce in Upholding Vows

When a husband divorces his wife after she’s taken a vow, does the divorce function as upholding or ratifying the vow, or is it just silence? With the practical difference being if she divorced and remarried immediately, with implications for the second husband’s ability to revoke that vow. Plus, a new mishnah – on the practice of a father revoking any and all vows that his daughter made under his auspices before she was ever betrothed, so that she marries with a clean slate. Also, how one can revoke a vow he didn’t hear.

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Anne and Yardaena

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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