Daf Inspired: Nedarim 12 – Piecing the Puzzle Together    

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Is it the here and now that he’s referring to, or is it the historical beginnings to which his words are...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 11 – Define Your Terms  

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman One little letter can make all the difference.  The Ran explains that one of the three primary halachos of the Mishna...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 10 – Clear Speech, Clear Mind    

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Where do these alternative words – nicknames, or slang - for korban, cheirem, and shvuah come from?  It’s a machlokes between...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 9 – The Golden Middle        

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman The story about the handsome shepherd who accepted a vow of nezirus in response to seeing his reflection in the water...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 8 – Everyone Needs Help     

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman Even though it’s superfluous because he already is obliged by the mitzvah to do it, it is nevertheless permissible, and even...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 5 – What’s On Your Mind? 

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman After much back and forth, the Gemara’s conclusion is that Shmuel’s statement is based on the concept of yadayim sheh’einan mochichos. ...

Daf Inspired: Nedarim 4 – A Paradigm of Human Initiative    

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman He didn’t have to take on such an obligation, but once he did there is accountability.  Bal t’acher.  He is enjoined to...

Nedarim 3 – Of Perfection and Perfectionism  

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman The maskana is that there is no set formula.  Sometimes the Tanna may start off explaining the last point mentioned in...

Daf Inspired: Kesubos 109 – “It’s Just Not Fair!”    

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman He’s surrounded and he’s got no way in.  This is definitely not how he was planning for his vacation to end. ...

Kesubos 108: Paying for Someone Else’s Mishebeirach

Rabbi Mordechai Koster is presently a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, where he receivedsemichah. He has written several seforim...