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Nazir 14


(a) After the She'eilah of 'Hareini Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'me'Achshav Me'ah Yom', Rava goes on to ask 'Hareini Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'me'Achshav Nazir le'Olam' (see Rosh), Mahu?
What is the sequence of these two She'eilos?

(b) Why might 'Nazir le'Olam' ...

  1. ... not take effect immediately, even if 'Me'ah Yom' does?
  2. ... nevertheless begin immediately like 'Me'ah Yom?
(c) According to the first Tzad of the She'eilah, when will his hundred-day Nezirus actually commence?

(d) Others have the text 'N'zir Olam' (rather than 'Nazir le'Olam' - Tosfos reverses the implications of the two phrases). Why might 'N'zir Olam' not take effect immediately, even if 'Me'ah Yom' does? What is a 'N'zir Olam'?

For the Sugya of Nezirus Shimshon, I have used the explanation of the Rosh.


(a) If someone undertakes Nezirus Shimshon after twenty days and S'tam Nezirus immediately, why might the S'tam Nezirus not take effect immediately, even if, in the previous case, a 'N'zir Olam' or a 'Nazir le'Olam' does?

(b) What problem does Nezirus Shimshon create vis-a-vis S'tam Nezirus continuing afterwards?

(c) What would then be the alternative to observing the first twenty days of S'tam Nezirus and not being able to complete it?

(a) If someone declared 'Hareini ke'Moshe be'Shiv'ah ba'Adar' ...
  1. ... why might he be a Nazir?
  2. ... why might he not?
(b) What problem do we have with this (since we are apparently talking about S'tam Nezirus - though it is unclear why Tosfos takes this for granted)?
4) Which of all the above She'eilos do we categorically resolve?


(a) We learned in our Mishnah 'Meni'ach es she'Lo u'Moneh shel B'no'. According to Rebbi Yochanan, if he became Tamei during the term of Nezirus for his son, he also demolishes his first term of Nezirus.
What does Resh Lakish say?

(b) Rebbi Yochanan's reason is because he considers the two Nezirus to be one long Nezirus.
Why is that?

(c) What would Rebbi Yochanan hold in the equivalent situation in the Reisha of our Mishnah, where the Tana says 'Moneh es she'Lo, ve'Achar-Kach Moneh shel B'no'?

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(a) What will be the Din if a Nazir 'contracted' Tzara'as during his term of Nezirus? Does the Tzara'as demolish the days of Nezirus that he already counted (particularly bearing in mind that a Metzora is obligated to shave before he becomes Tahor)?

(b) Rebbi Yochanan holds however, that, if that Nazir became Tamei whilst he was a Metzora, he demolishes the days of Nezirus that he already counted. Why is that?

(c) According to Resh Lakish, he does not, because, like he said in the previous case, Tzara'as and Nezirus are two different issues.
Why do they find it necessary to repeat their Machlokes (despite its similarity to the previous case)? Why might we have thought had they only argued ...

  1. ... in the previous case, but not in this one?
  2. ... in this case, but not in the previous one?
(a) 'Nitma be'Yom Gidul Se'ar, Rav Omer, Eino Soser'.
What is 'Yom Gidul Se'ar'?

(b) Why do we now speak about '*Yom* Gidul Se'ar', whereas before we spoke about '*Yemei* Tzara'ato'?

(c) What is Rav's reason? Does this mean that Rav holds like Resh Lakish in the previous case?

(d) Shmuel holds 'Soser'.
What is *his* reason? Does that mean that he holds like Rebbi Yochanan in the previous case?

(a) According to Rav Chisda, everyone agrees that 'Im Kidesh Se'ar be'Dam, Ein Lo Takanah'.
What does 'Im Kidesh Se'ar be'Dam' mean?

(b) How do we initially interpret 'Ein Lo Takanah'?

(c) This cannot go like Rebbi Eliezer.
Why not? What does Rebbi Eliezer say?

(a) Why does Rav Chisda not appear to go like the Rabbanan either?

(b) We therefore answer the Kashya by re-interpreting 'Ein Lo Takanah'. What does Rav Chisda really mean? According to which Tana does he issue his ruling?

(a) What does Rebbi Yossi b'Rebbi Chanina say about a Nazir whose term of Nezirus has terminated? What distinction does he make between whether he becomes Tamei then or whether he shaves or drinks wine?

(b) Should he render himself Tamei, does he also demolish the days between the termination of his Nezirus and the day that he brings his Korbanos?

(c) We initially learn Rav Chisda's Din from the Pasuk in Naso "*Kol Yemei* Haziro la'Hashem".
What do we then ask on that from the Pasuk there ...

  1. ... "*Kol Yemei* Neder Nizro Ta'ar Lo Ya'avor al Rosho"?
  2. ... *Kol Yemei* Nizro, mi'Kol Asher Ye'aseh mi'Gefen ha'Yayin"?
(d) What do we ultimately learn from the Pasuk "ve'Tamei Rosh Nizro"?
(a) If the Nazir became Tamei after he brought his Korbanos, but before he shaved, will he receive Malkos (according to the Rabbanan of Rebbi Eliezer)?

(b) We repudiate Rav Chisda's statement however, from a Beraisa? What does the Tana of the Beraisa say?

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