Annulling Vows Before Rosh Hashana


Shalom aleichem Rabbi Lauffer. Thank you for answering my last question. In the hataras nedarim that is traditionally done erev Rosh Hashanah, do the “dayanim” have to be observant Jews, or can they be non-observant Jews as well. Thanks a lot.

11 months


  1. They need to be three observant Jewish males over the age of Bar Mitzvah. They can be family relatives (even first-degree). Because both the person saying the text and all of the three “Dayanim” need to understand what it is that is being said, it can be recited in any language.

    Best wishes from the Team