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Canceling shabos acception

Question:

A few min to shkieh before Shabbos standing next to my fridge I said, “I am mekabel Shabbos” and תוך כדי דיבור I realized that I forgot to switch fridge to Shabbos mode, so I said, “I take back my “קבלה. Does it work?

Answer:

If it was תוך כדי דיבור it does work according to most poskim. The reason for this is because according to most poskim when a person is mekabel Shabbos, he can not be matir neder on it, because it isn’t considered a neder. That being the case, like any other statement, if one was regrets what he said תוך כדי דיבור it is nullified.

Sources:

Eliyahu Rabba 263-38,  Taz ibid -3, Aruch Hashulchan ibid 28, M:B ibid 31, Igros Moshe O:CH 3-38. See Kol Nidrei chap 70 ftnt. 2, and 11-8. Conversation with R’ Stesman shlit’a, author of Kol Nidrei. If it would be considered a neder, then it might be a neder l’dvar mitzva, and there are those who question if it is possible to back out  תוך כדי דיבור, however since the basic halacha is that it isn’t considered a neder therefore, it is fine. If you would like to be machmir and be matir neder to fulfill according to the opinions that it is a neder you can.

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