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Do we need to to fulfill any promises or vows?

Updated: Oct 12, 2022



Divine Code for October 9, 2022

Today: Pages 222-223


From topic 3:1 -- 3:5


A gentile does not have a specific commandment to fulfill any promises or vows he makes, and the gentiles have not been warned against transgressing their words. In any case, even though they were not commanded regarding this, as a thing which is obligatory according to human intelligence, every person is obligated to keep his word, and how much more so not to lie about the past.


It is best for a person not to swear at all, even if he is not promising in the name of G-d or a term referring to G-d, and if he did swear, he is obligated to fulfill his words. Just as it is best for a person not to swear at all, it is also best for him not to make any vows, as he will find himself obligated to fulfill things that he may possibly be unable to fulfill, and then he will find himself lying about his words. If we does make such a vow, he is obligated to keep his words.


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