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Prepared by Rabbi N. Slifkin
1) A NEDER TO DO A MITZVAH
(a) (R. Gidal citing Rav) We learn from a verse that one can take a vow to perform a mitzvah.2) RELEASING EXCOMMUNICATIONS1. Even though one is already under oath from Sinai, one may do it to give an added impetus.(b) (R. Gidal citing Rav) One can take a vow to learn a specific tractate.1. Question: One is already under oath from Sinai!?(c) (R. Gidal citing Rav) If a person vows to his friend that they will arise early to study, he must arise first, as we find with Hashem.i. One cannot answer that it is to give an impetus, as that has already been said!2. Answer: The oath from Sinai can be fulfilled with Shema.
(a) (R. Yosef) If someone was excommunicated in a dream, it requires ten people to release him.1. These ten must have taught law rather than just having studied it.(b) Question (Ravina): If he knows the person who appeared in the dream, can that person release him?
(f) Ravina asked Rav Ashi if he could be the intermediary for his wife's regret over her Neder.3) CONSEQUENCES OF NOT TAKING HASHEM'S NAME IN VAIN
(a) The verse about a healing sun shining for those who fear Hashem's Name refers to those who do not use it in vain.Next daf