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Nazir 13

NAZIR 13 (1 Cheshvan) - l'Iluy Nishmas ha'Ga'on Rav Gedalya Rabinowitz (of Manchester and, towards the end of his life, Bnei Brak), well-remembered for his spirited Shi'urim that kindled many a heart with the fire of Torah.


(a) Why does the Tana need to tell us 'Hareini Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben ...
  1. ... ve'Nolad Lo Ben, Harei Zeh Nazir'?
  2. ... Nolad Lo Bas, Tumtum ve'Androginos, Eino Nazir'?
(b) And why does he find it necessary to add 've'Im Amar ke'she'Yih'yeh Li V'lad, Afilu Nolad Lo Bas, Tumtum ve'Androginos Harei Zeh Nazir'?

(c) The author of the Seifa 'Hipilah Ishto, Eino Nazir', is Rebbi Yehudah of 'K'ri'.
What does he say there?

(a) Rebbi Aba asked Rav Huna what the Din will be regarding someone who said 'Hareini Nazir 'ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben', and his wife gave birth to a stillborn son. Then, after he designated his Korban, she gave birth to a live twin son.
What makes this case different from that of our Mishnah?

(b) What exactly is the She'eilah?

(c) Why is it confined to Rebbi Yehudah, but not to Rebbi Shimon?

(d) What is the outcome of the She'eilah?

For the following Sugya I have used 'Rashi', because of the lack of problem with the variety of texts in Tosfos.


(a) ben Rechumi asked Abaye whether, someone who hears his friend say 'Hareini Nazir le'che'she'Yehei Li Ben', and responds by saying 've'Alai', this refers to 'Diburei' or to 'Nafshei'.
What does he mean by.
  1. ... 'Diburei'?
  2. ... 'Nafshei'
(b) What She'eilah did he then ask him regarding when the friend responded by saying 'va'Ani'?

(c) On the assumption that 'Im Timtzi Lomar' is conclusive, how do we resolve these She'eilos?

(d) He then asked him what the Din will be if the friend said 'va'Ani' after hearing him say 'Hareini Nazir le'che'she'Yehei li'Peloni Ben'.
What will be the Din if he said 've'Alai'?

4) What is the outcome of ben Rechumi's final She'eilah?

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(a) What should someone who declared 'Hareini Nazir ve'Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben', and his wife gave birth to a son after he had already begun to observe one term of Nezirus?

(b) And what should he do in the same case, only where he had declared 'Hareini Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben, ve'Nazir', placing 've'Nazir last?

(c) How should he then proceed with his double obligation to shave and his two sets of Korbanos?

(d) Why does he not first shave for his earlier term of Nezirus, before commencing with the second one?

(a) Rava asked what the Din will be if a person declares 'Hareini Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'Me'achshav Me'ah Yom'. The hundred days Nezirus might not begin until after the termination of his S'tam Nezirus, which begins in twenty days time, because we assume that a person does not normally intend to divide his Nezirus into two parts.
Why, on the other hand, might it be effective immediately?

(b) If it is not effective immediately (like the first Tzad), then what did the Noder mean when he said 'Me'achshav'?

(c) In the latter contingency, the Noder shaves after his thirty-day Nezirus? Why will the shaving not prevent him from completing the last eighty days of his first Nezirus (as shaving in the middle of one's term of Nezirus usually does)?

(d) Why can we not prove from the Seifa of our Mishnah, where the Tana rules 'Meni'ach es she'Lo, u'Moneh es shel B'no, ve'Achar-Kach Mashlim es she'Lo', that the Noder does not mind dividing his Neder into two parts?

(a) We conclude that, in fact, Rava incorporated into his She'eilah, the case where the Noder said 'Hareini Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'Me'achshav S'tam Nazir'.
What will then be the sequence of the two She'eilos?

(b) In the first She'eilah, when would he have to shave?

(c) What will be the Din if he switched the order and said 'Hareini Nazir Me'ah Yom ve'Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom'?

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