About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel, c.375 – c.425 CE
Nedarim (“Vows”) is a tractate in Seder Nashim (“Order of Women,” which addresses family law). Its eleven chapters primarily discuss vows taken voluntarily, particularly those that forbid specific actions or objects. The tractate analyzes the conditions under which vows take effect, interpretations and implications of different vows, and the process of nullifying or dissolving vows.