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Previous daf Nazir 54
5) A LIMB LACKING FLESH
6) WHEN HE RESTARTS NEZIRUS
1. It was taught, a sealed coffin imparts Tum'ah to
anything above or below it.
(b) (Beraisa): "One who touches a bone or a corpse ..."
1. "A bone" - this is a bone the size of a barley seed.
(c) Question: What is the case of a limb from a corpse?
2. "Or a corpse" - this is a limb detached from a
living person without sufficient flesh.
3. "Or a dead person" - this is a limb detached from a
4. (Reish Lakish): "Or a grave" - this is a grave
before the Torah was given.
1. Suggestion: If it has a bone the size of a barley
seed - this was learned from "A bone"!
(d) Answer: Rather, it lacks a bone the size of a barley
seed, yet the verse says that it imparts Tum'ah (as Reish
Lakish (53B), unlike R. Yochanan).
(e) Rejection (R. Yochanan): Really, it has a bone the size
of a barley seed.
1. "A bone" taught that one who touches a bone becomes
Tamei; "Or a dead person" teaches that one who moves
a limb with a bone becomes Tamei.
(a) (Mishnah): He is sprinkled on days 3 and 7 and nullifies
the days guarded ...
7) TUM'OS THAT DO NOT NULLIFY DAYS
(b) Question: When the Mishnah says 'Until he becomes Tahor'
- does this mean, until dark on the 7th day, as R.
1. Or, does it mean until he brings sacrifices on day
8, as Chachamim?
(c) Answer: Since the coming Mishnah says 'he resumes Nezirus
immediately', we infer that this Mishnah means until he
1. This is as Chachamim, who say that Nezirus of
Taharah only begins on day 8.
(a) (Mishnah): A Nazir that became Tamei through any of the
following does not shave and bring sacrifices as a Tamei
Nazir, and does not nullify the days counted; he is
sprinkled on days 3 and 7, and immediately resumes
1. Schachos or Pera'os (explained later);
2. A field in which a grave was lost or plowed;
3. Chutz La'aretz;
4. A cover of a coffin (Tosfos - a monument) or its
5. A Revi'is of blood;
6. Being in a tent with 1/4 Kav of bones;
7. Vessels that touched a corpse,
8. The 7 days a leper counts from when re-entering the
city until final purification, and the days of
absolute leprosy (when he had to leave the city).
(b) A tradition from Moshe from Mount Sinai teaches that days
of Zivah and a leper that was closed off (i.e. is waiting
to see if his leprosy will become absolute) count towards
(c) (Gemara): Schachos are trees (whose foliage) hangs over
the ground; Pera'os are rocks protruding from a wall.
(d) (Mishnah): Chutz La'aretz ...
(e) Question: What is the mechanics of the decree that one
who enters Chutz La'aretz is Tamei?
1. Is it because he enters the air of Chutz La'aretz?
(f) Answer (Mishnah): He is sprinkled on days 3 and 7.
2. Or, because he towers above the soil?
1. If the decree was because he enters the air, there
would be no reason to be sprinkled!
(g) Rejection: Really, the decree is because of the air; when
the Mishnah says that he is sprinkled on days 3 and 7, it
refers to the other Tum'os.
2. Rather, we must say that it is on account of the
1. Presumably, this is correct, for the Mishnah also
lists vessels that touched a corpse, and one is not
sprinkled for these!