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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.
Answer:

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  (1) comment   email to a friend


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