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Nedarim 78: To Annoy His Wife

Again, nullifying vs. revoking – hatarat vs. hafarat nedarim. As learned from “zeh ha-davar,” as worded in the biblical verse. Plus, a gezerag shavah with regard to a vow of consecration that can be annulled. Plus, the festivals as paralleled to the vows (or vice versa). Plus, the sources for the conclusion, whether logic or verses or gezerah shavah. Also, when a husband refrains from immediate revoking of his wife’s vow with the intent to annoy her – though the plan is clearly that he will eventually revoke to.

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