Some notes on variations in Talmudic manuscripts and how they relate to our daf — where we see a strange phrase that doesn’t seem to fit and indeed isn’t found in other manuscripts.
Are all nazirim sinners? And why seem some of the rabbis convinced that anyone who does take the oath of nazirut is indeed a sinner? What is Judaisms relationship to self-imposed stringencies?
We look at the difference between nedavot and nedarim, we learn about the “oath of the wicked” and the “oath of righteous” and why the first one is valid and the latter is not.
Can you swear an oath to fulfill a mitzah? And what happens if you fail to fulfill it — would you have to bring a sin offering? How can you even swear to fulfill something for which you are obligated in the first place?
Welcome to the Daily Daf Differently. In this episode, Rabbi Ute Steyer looks at Masechet Nedarim, Daf 7. Certain transgressions bring the punishment of “nidui” — excommunication. What does this mean? And can a person revoke a “nidui” that he placed on himself or herself? To view the text of Nedarim, Daf 7 on Sefaria, […]
Is a partial declaration, a “yad” valid in the case of kiddushin? There are all kinds of misunderstandings that can happen as some of the sages will point out. And what are some other examples where a “yad” might have more than one meaning — and are these declarations valid?
What becomes forbidden and what remains permitted in a vow? What effect has a vow that is in some sort “shortened” in the way it was articulated — a “yad b’nedarim”. Is such a “yad” valid or not?