Vows and Oaths
Vows and Oaths: Lesson 2
Vows and Oaths: Lesson 3
The Terminology of a Vow or Oath I- Today we finish the basic definition of oaths. Then we will start the discussion of the actual words that must be spoken for an oath or vow to be valid. Must the name of G-d be used? Is use of the work “vow” or “oath” by itself sufficient? We will also discuss lashon kaful, repeating oneself to make an oath or vow.
Vows and Oaths: Lesson 5
The Terminology of a Vow or Oath III- You can prohibit others from using your property by uttering a vow. Once the vow has been uttered, what exactly becomes prohibited? May others look at your property? May they think about it? Talk about it? Today we will examine the opinions of the great rabbis defining איסור הנאה, the prohibition to use someone’s property.
Vows and Oaths: Lesson 6
Using Incorrect Terminology- Today we will deal with one last example of vows and oaths: In our prayers we often promise to do good. Are these promises binding oaths? Then we will turn to the question of incorrect formulation in oaths and vows. Cases like these are very common: We know that vows (נדרים) apply to objects and oaths (שבועות) apply to actions. What is the status of a vow (נדר) to do something or an oath (שבועה) to prohibit an object?
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.