Is it good/permissible to make a deal with Hashem?

Example: “I will learn an hour every shabbos for a month if I get above a 90 on my exam tomorrow”

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We don’t make deals with Hashem, with the exception of the mitzvah of giving tzedakah. What you may do is to pledge (bli neder) to learn an hour every shabbos for a month, and daven that in that zechus, Hashem should help you get a good mark on your test.


Devorim 6-16, Tractate Ta’anis 9a, Sefer Hachinuch 395.

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