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Nazir 6

NAZIR 6 & 7 - sponsored by Harav Ari Bergmann of Lawrence, N.Y., out of love for Torah and those who study it.


(a) Question: This is unlike Bar Pada!
(b) Answer: The next case of the Mishnah supports Bar Pada.
1. (Mishnah): If he shaved (and brought...) for the 1st on day 30, he shaves for the 2nd on day 60.
2. Bar Pada explains that the beginning of the Mishnah is a case where he said he would be a Nazir for 30 days.
(c) Question: The 2nd case of the Mishnah opposes Rav Masna!
(d) Answer: The end of the Mishnah says, the 30th day counts towards the Nezirus - this means, it counts towards both Neziruyos.
(e) Question: If the Mishnah is teaching that a partial day counts as a full day - the previous Mishnah already taught this!
(f) Answer: One might have thought, a partial day can only count as a day of 1 Nezirus; the end of the Mishnah teaches that 1 day can count as a day of 2 Neziruyos.
(g) (Mishnah): If he shaved on day 59 (after having shaved for the 1st Nezirus on day 30), he fulfilled the 2nd Nezirus, since day 30 counts.
1. We understand this according to Rav Masna (as explained above).
(h) Question: According to Bar Pada, Nezirus is 29 days - what does the Mishnah teach?
(i) Answer: This was Bar Pada's source to say that Nezirus is 29 days!
(a) (Mishnah): A man accepted Nezirus, and became Tamei on day 30 - this nullifies the entire Nezirus (he must be a Nazir 30 more days after becoming Tahor).
1. This is understood according to Rav Masna.
(b) Question: According to Bar Pada, he already fulfilled his Nezirus - why is it nullified?

(c) Answer: The end of the Mishnah supports Bar Pada.
1. (Mishnah - R. Eliezer): He must only keep the restrictions of a Nazir for 7 more days (i.e. until he becomes Tahor (and brings the sacrifices).
2. If 30 days are required, the entire Nezirus should be nullified!
i. This is no refutation of Rav Masna - he would explain, R. Eliezer holds that part of the day counts as a full day (even though he became Tamei before shaving and bringing the sacrifices).
(d) (Mishnah): 'I am a Nazir for 100 days' - if he became Tamei on day 100, this nullifies the entire Nezirus; R. Eliezer says, he need only conduct 30 more days as a Nazir.
(e) Question: If R. Eliezer holds that part of the day counts as a full day - it should suffice to keep the restrictions of a Nazir for 7 more days (as above)!
1. If he does not hold that part of the day counts as a full day - all 100 days should be nullified!
(f) Answer (Reish Lakish): R. Eliezer expounds "This is the law of a Nazir on the day he completes his Nezirus" - one who becomes Tamei on the day he completes Nezirus must conduct as a standard Nazir.
(g) Suggestion: Rav Masna and Bar Pada argue as the following Tana'im.
1. (Beraisa - R. Oshiya): "He will grow his hair" - growth of hair is at least 30 days;
2. Rebbi Yonason (some texts - Rebbi) says, we need not learn from there - it says, "Until completion of the days" - days which require completion are 30 (of a month).
3. Rav Masna holds as R. Oshiya, and Bar Pada as RebbiYonason.
(h) Rejection: No - both Tana'im can hold as Rav Masna, that Nezirus is 30 days; they argue if "until" includes the final day.
1. R. Oshiya says it does not include the final day; R. Yonason says that it does.
(i) Question (Beraisa): 'Days which require completion are 30' - perhaps the verse refers to days of the week!
(j) Answer: Days of the week are never lacking (so it is not fitting to speak of their completion).
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