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Power of Vows

Parshat Matot-Masey (Numbers 30:2-36:13)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/power_of_vows_20060720

Our ancestors understood that when we make a vow, promising to give something to God, or take an oath regarding our own actions, this was the highest and most serious endeavor, as the power of speech is what separates us most critically from the animal world. "Baruch She'amar V'hayah Ha'olam, God spoke and the world came into being."

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