POINT BY POINT SUMMARY
Prepared by Rabbi N. Slifkin
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Nedarim 75
1) DOES MA'AMAR MAKE NISU'IN?
(a) Question: How does this Beraisa support R. Ami?
2) ANNULMENT IN ADVANCE
(b) Answer #1: R. Akiva responded, '... whether he gave a
Ma'amar or not' - we see, R. Eliezer speaks of the case
that he gave her a Ma'amar!
(c) Answer #2: (R. Eliezer said when a Yevamah) enters the
Yavam's domain, the acquisition is completed.
1. If she was not already partially acquired through a
Ma'amar, it is inappropriate to say that the
acquisition is completed.
(d) Question: What does the Beraisa mean - vows are as other
2. It must be, he gave her a Ma'amar.
(e) Answer (Rava): Regarding stoning (if she has relations
with a stranger, whether there was 1 Yavam or 2, whether
or not a Ma'amar was given), she is not considered
engaged (and also, regarding vows).
1. (Rav Ashi): Our Mishnah supports this - it says, a
Yevamah is not totally acquired to her Yavam as an
engaged wife is to her husband!
(a) (Mishnah): A man told his wife 'All vows you take from
now until I return from Ploni (a certain place) are
affirmed' - this has no effect;
(b) 'They are annulled' - R. Eliezer says, they are annulled;
Chachamim say, they are not.
1. R. Eliezer: If he can annul vows that have already
taken effect - all the more so, he can annul vows
that have not yet taken effect!
(c) (Gemara) Question: According to R. Eliezer - do the vows
take effect, and are then annulled; or, do they not take
effect at all?
2. Chachamim: "Her husband will affirm it, her husband
will annul it" - only a vow that can be affirmed
(i.e. has already taken effect) can be annulled.
1. This will determine the law if someone vowed 'This
should be forbidden as what she forbade".
(d) Answer #1 (Mishnah - R. Eliezer): If he can annul vows
that have already taken effect - all the more so, he can
annul vows that have not yet taken effect!
i. If her vow took effect - the latter vow also
takes effect; if not, not.
1. We see, they do not take effect at all.
(e) Rejection: The Mishnah does not say 'They do not take
effect' - it says, they have not yet taken effect!
(f) Answer #2 (Beraisa - R. Eliezer): A man cannot annul his
own vows after he vowed, but he can annul them before he
1. Regarding his wife's vows, which he can annul after
she vowed, all the more so he can annul them before
(g) Rejection: No - they are different - his don't take
effect, his wife's vows do.
2. Assumption: The case of his vows is as of his wife's
- just as his do not take effect, also his wife's.
(h) Answer #3 (Beraisa - Chachamim): We find that a Mikveh
makes a Tamei person Tahor, but it does not save a Tahor
person from becoming Tamei;
1. A person, that cannot make a Tamei person Tahor, all
the more so, he cannot save a Tahor person from
becoming Tamei (i.e. that her vow will not take
2. We infer from the analogy, R. Eliezer holds that the
vow does not take effect.