Sunday, 28 June 2015
..... so how do the rabbis come clean and teach about vows publicly.
Abaye vowed that his wife should not benefit from him if she married her daughter to a certain man. His wife ignored him.... his vow was considered cancelled as he would never made this vow if he thought she would defy him. Also on this page is a story about Rava preventing another rabbi teaching publicly about vows, as if they knew that certain statements weren't valid they would have a casual attitude to vows, knowing that they would really be valid... just like Abaye.... hmmmm