|Halacha - Breaking a neder with a mitzvah object|
|Submitted by anonymous Answered by Rav Peretz Moncharsh|
|Question: Dear Rabbi, If a man vows to his wife that he will not cut out an opening in one of the walls of their sukkah to make a window, and then later he goes ahead and does it, thus breaking his neder, is he still allowed to use this sukkah to fulfill the mitzvah of dwelling in a sukkah? Since he did a sin with the sukkah is he still allowed to use it for the mitzvah? (He did teshuva and has deep charata for breaking the neder.) Thank you.
The sukka may still be used despite violating his vow. However he should speak to a Rav knowledgeable in the Halachos of nedarim about the possibility of doing hataras nedarim, as this would negate the serious transgression of violating a vow retroactively. Although generally speaking an oath made to another person may not be negated, there are exceptions to this rule.
|posted:2009-06-07 00:34:23 |