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Nazir 8


(a) We have already cited the Mishnah 'Hareini Nazir ke'Sa'ar Roshi u'che'Afar ha'Aretz, Harei Zeh N'zir Olam, u'Megale'ach Achas li'Sheloshim Yom'. Rebbi however, disagrees.
What does Rebbi say? In which case, will he concede to the Tana Kama?

(b) When someone says 'Hareini Nazir Melo ha'Bayis O Melo ha'Kupah', we question him before instructing him what to do.
What do we ask him?

(c) Is the box or the house in question full or empty?

(d) In the event that he replies 'S'tam Nadarti', what exactly is he obligated to do?

(a) We have also cited the Mishnah 'Hareini Nazir mi'Ka'an ve'Ad Makom P'loni ... '. Why do we not take account of the number of inns along the way?

(b) What will be the Din regarding someone who declares 'Hareini Nazir ke'Minyan Yemos ha'Chamah'?

(c) Is his Din similar to that of a N'zir Olam?

(d) Rebbi Yehudah tells of a case where, as the Nazir completed his terms of Nezirus, he died.
What is he coming to teach us?

(a) The Tana just taught us that in the case of 'Melo ha'Bayis', if he replies 'S'tam', then we consider the house to be full of mustard-seeds, and he is a Nazir for the rest of his life. 'Why mustard-seeds?' we ask. 'Why not pumpkins ... '? Practically speaking, how many terms of Nezirus would he then be obligated to observe?

(b) How can we justify such a question? Since when do we go le'Kula in a S'feika d'Oraysa?

(c) Then why above, in the Mishnah of 'mi'Ka'an ve'Ad Sof ha'Olam' did we ask the very opposite (that we ought to go le'Chumra)?

(d) In which way is taking into account that he may have meant a house full of pumpkins or of dough a Chumra?

(a) If someone undertakes to be a Nazir if the pile in front of him contains a hundred Kur, and before he has a chance to measure it, it is stolen, Rebbi Shimon in a Beraisa considers him to be a Nazir.
Why is that?

(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say?

(c) What do we initially think Rebbi Yehudah will hold in the case of our Mishnah ('Hareini Nazir Melo ha'Bayis O Melo ha'Kupah')?

(d) According to Rebbi Shimon ...

1. ... the Nazir has no alternative but to adopt permanent Nezirus (on account of the Safek [since he is unable to bring his Korbanos at the end of the thirty-day period]).
Is there any way round this?
2. ... who is strict in the case of 'Mei'ah Kur', considering that, according to what we just explained, one way or another, he will bring one set of Korbanos at the termination of his Nezirus, why does Rebbi Shimon refer to it as 'S'feiko Chamur mi'Vada'o'? In what way is the Safek more stringent than the Vaday?
(a) On what grounds does Rebbi Yochanan nevertheless establish our Mishnah even like Rebbi Yehudah?

(b) On what grounds do we attempt to refute Rebbi Yochanan's explanation?
Why do we think that there should be a simple solution according to Rebbi Yehudah?

(c) We establish Rebbi Yehudah like Rebbi however.
What is the significance of that? What does Rebbi say?

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(a) What problem do we have with establishing Rebbi Yehudah like Rebbi from our Mishnah (regarding the case of 'ke'Minyan Yemos ha'Chamah' where the man died just as he terminated his terms of Nezirus)?

(b) What does Rebbi Yehudah say about someone who undertakes Nezirus like the number of piles of drying figs in the field or like the number of paths in the field in the Sh'mitah year?

(c) How do we reconcile both of these cases with Rebbi Yochanan (who established Rebbi Yehudah like Rebbi)?

(d) And how does this tie up with the fact that Rebbi himself clearly makes no such distinction, and that even when the Nazir did use the word 'Minyan', he serves one extended period of Nezirus?

(a) What is the difference between a person who says 'Hareini Nazir Kol Yemei Chayai' and one who says 'Hareini Nazir Elef Shanah'?

(b) How many periods of Nezirus will a man have to serve if he says ...

  1. ...'Hareini Nazir ve'Achas ve'Od'?
  2. ...'Hareini Nazir ve'Achas ve'Od ve'Shuv'?
(c) Why does the Tana need to add this last case? Why is it not obvious?

(d) In another Beraisa, Sumchus presents a list of Leshonos regarding Nezirus.
How many terms would a person have to observe if he used the Lashon ...

  1. ... 'Puntigon'?
  2. ... 'Tatrigon'?
  3. ... 'T'rigon'?
  4. ... 'Digon'?
  5. ... 'Hein'?
(a) What does the Tana of another Beraisa say about a two or three sided house (regarding Tum'as Nega'im)?

(b) What is the Din with regard to ...

  1. ... a round house?
  2. ... a five-sided house?
(c) What do we learn from the "(Kir) Kiros" mentioned twice in Metzora?
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