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Nedarim 85: Swearing Away the Future

A new mishnah – a woman who makes the things she produces off-limits from her father, brother, in-laws… The husband can revoke the vow. She can’t take those same things away from her husband. But what if she made more than the required amount, and that’s the part she was making off-limits to her husband? He should still revoke the vow. Especially if they get divorced one day, and that vow would then kick in. Also, the Gemara on this mishnah, and how Shmuel decides the halakhah according to R. Yochanan ben Nori, but then Shmuel seems to contradict his own view elsewhere, with regard to making vows (or consecrating) that which is not yet in effect.

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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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