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Keeping Your Word – from Chabad.org
In Judaism, if you do something every day, it could be considered as if you promised you’d keep up the habit.
Keeping Your Word – by Rabbi Berel Wein
About the great commitment of the spoken word.
Parshat KiTeitzei Keep Your Word, Keep the Torah – by Rabbi Avi Billet
The intent of the verse,Devarim 23:24, is for a person to be careful to keep promises. It is not a referendum against lashon hara.
Vows-Nedarim, a Halacha Overview – from Torah.org
The halachos of vows based on the Mishneh Torah of the Rambam.
Parshat Matos-Masei: The Nature of a Vow – by Rabbi Bernie Fox
What is a vow? A vow is a means by which a person creates a personal obligation or restriction.
Nedarim (Vows): Obligation and Annulment – by David Silverberg The difference between a vow to take a prohibition on oneself and a vow one makes to another.
Matot: Keeping Vows – from RavKookTorah.org
Vows are usually the result of an outburst of feelings – an overpowering sense of holiness, awe, fear, or gratitude — that fill one’s heart and inspire one to make a vow.
Parshat Matot – from the Virtual Beit Midrash
At first glance, the annulment appears to be simply a privilege, the right of a husband or father to render the wife’s or daughter’s neder null and void, or the opportunity for one taking a vow to have it annulled by a scholar, however, several Rishonim consider hafarat nedarim a mitzva.
The Perfection of Torah and the Role of Nedarim – by Rabbi Michael Rosensweig
The commentators were intrigued by two apparent anomalies in the Torah’s presentation of the topic of nedarim (vows).
Keep Your Word – from Chabad.org
Advice for parents – keep your word.
Mattot: Keeping Your Word – by Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
What is unique to humans is that we use language to bind our own future behaviour so that we can form with other human beings bonds of mutuality and trust.
The Shmuz for Vayachi: Watch Your Words – by Rabbi Benzion Shafier
Yaakov Avinu was extraordinarily guarded in what he said, every word was measured; every expression was weighed. And he had a policy: “I am not the one to cause suffering to others.
Links & Blogs
The order of anulling vows in Parshas Matos – from Mi Yodea A question and answer conversation.
Guard You Words – by Rebbitzen Tzipporah Heller
Watch Your Words
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