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Prepared by Rabbi P. Feldman
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Nazir 20
1) NEZIRUS OUTSIDE OF YISRAEL
(a) Rejection: No - all agree, the decree was on the soil
(Tosfos - on the airspace).
2) CONTRADICTORY TESTIMONY REGARDING NEZIRUS
1. Beis Shamai hold, the Nazir was fined to conduct
standard Nezirus in Eretz Yisrael; Beis Hillel hold,
he was fined to start over.
(b) (Mishnah): There was a case with Queen Hilni ...
(c) Question: Does R. Yehudah hold that she became Teme'ah,
according to Beis Shamai; or she did not become Teme'ah,
according to Beis Hillel?
(d) Answer (Mishnah): At the end of the 7 years, she came up
to Eretz Yisrael. Beis Hillel ruled that she must be a
Nazirah for 7 more years.
1. If you will say that she became Teme'ah, according
to Beis Shamai - why does R. Yehudah say she was a
Nazirah for only 14 years - she would have been for
14 years and 30 days!
(e) Support (Beraisa): R. Yehudah says according to R.
Eliezer, "This is the law of a Nazir" - if he becomes
Tamei on the day of completion, his law is as a standard
(a) (Mishnah): 2 pairs of witnesses testify about Reuven. 1
says that he accepted 2 terms (Rashi - years) of Nezirus;
the other says that he accepted 5.
(b) Beis Shamai say, there is a contradiction in the
testimony, we do not force Reuven to be a Nazir;
(c) Beis Hillel say, the witnesses that say 5 agree that he
accepted at least 2 - he must be a Nazir twice.
(d) (Gemara): Our Mishnah is unlike the following Tana.
1. (Beraisa - R. Yishma'el, son of R. Yochanan ben
Berokah): When there are 2 sets of witnesses, 1 set
says 2, the other says 5, Beis Shamai agree that he
must be a Nazir twice;
(e) (Rav): All agree when they count out the Neziruyos.
2. They argue when there is one set of witnesses, one
witness says 2, the other, 5.
i. Beis Shamai say, there is a contradiction in
the testimony, we do not force Reuven to be a
ii. Beis Hillel say, the one who says 5 agrees that
he accepted at least 2 - he must be a Nazir
(f) Question (Rav Chama): What is Rav saying?
1. Suggestion: If 1 witness says he accepted 5 and not
2, and the other says 2, not 5 - they contradict
(g) Answer: Rather, 1 says he accepted '1, 2'; the other says
he accepted '3,4,5'.
(h) Objection: Why must this be taught?
***** PEREK MI SHE'AMAR *****
1. Rav said that all agree (that the testimony is
nullified) when they count the Neziruyos by the
severe case (of 2 pairs of witnesses) - must he also
teach this by the lenient case (of 1 witness pair)?!
(i) (Tosfos' text reads: Objection: Why is this considered
1. The witness that says 5 - does he not admit to 2?!)
(j) Chachamim in Eretz Yisrael say that when they count, this
is not considered contradiction.
3) ACCEPTING TO BE AS ANOTHER NAZIR
(a) (Mishnah): Reuven said 'I am a Nazir'; another heard, and
said 'And I'; (another heard and said) 'And I' - they are
1. If the 1st annulled his Nezirus, the Nezirus of all
of them is annulled; if the last annulled his
Nezirus, he is not a Nazir, the rest of them are
(b) Reuven said 'I am a Nazir'; Shimon heard, and said 'My
mouth is as his mouth', or 'My hair is as his hair' -
Shimon is also a Nazir.
(c) Reuven said 'I am a Nazir'; his wife heard and said 'And
I' - Reuven can annul her Nezirus, and he is still a
(d) Leah said 'I am a Nazirah'; her husband heard, and said
'And I' - he cannot annul her Nezirus.
(e) Reuven said to his wife 'I am a Nazir - and you?' She
replied 'Amen' - Reuven can annul her Nezirus, and he is
still a Nazir.
(f) Leah said to her husband 'I am a Nazirah - and you?' He
replied 'Amen' - he cannot annul her Nezirus.
(g) (Gemara - Reish Lakish): All must say 'And I' within the
time of speech.
1. Question: What is the time of speech?
(h) Objection (R. Yehudah Nesi'ah): This does not leave room
for the Talmid (to greet his Rebbi and accept Nezirus)!
2. Answer: The time needed to greet.
3. Question: What is the time needed to greet?
4. Answer: The time needed for a Talmid to greet his