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Nazir 20


(a) According to Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah, Queen Helen was only a Nazir for fourteen years. He might disagree with the Tana Kama, maintaining that she did not become Tamei, but had to repeat another seven years, like Beis Hillel.
What else might he have meant?

(b) How do we prove from our Mishnah itself, that the first of the two interpretations is the correct one?

(c) How would it be possible to establish a case of exactly fourteen years according to Rebbi Yehudah in Beis Shamai?

(d) We do not even consider this explanation however, for the same reason as we quote the words of the Tana Kama, when we could equally well have proved our point from the words of Rebbi Yehudah alone.
Why *do* we quote the Tana Kama?

(a) According to Beis Shamai in our Mishnah, if one pair of witnesses testify that someone undertook Nezirus for two years, and another pair testify that he undertook five, the entire testimony is canceled and he is not a Nazir at all.
What do Beis Hillel say?

(b) Why can the author of our Mishnah not be Rebbi Yishmael B'no shel Rebbi Yochanan ben Berokah? How does he interpret the Machlokes between Beis Shamai and Beis Hillel?

(c) What will be the Din in the case in our Mishnah, according to him?

(a) Rav states that everyone agrees in a case of 'Moneh'. Rav Chama disagrees with him.
On what grounds does he object to Rav's statement assuming that he means ...
  1. ... that even Beis Shamai agree that if one witness testifies 'five sets of Nezirus and not two' and the other one says 'two and not five' that their testimony is canceled?
  2. ... that the first witness said 'one, two', and the second one 'three, four, five'?
(b) What did they say in Eretz Yisrael?

(c) Rav in the Yerushalmi concurs with his opinion here.
What does Rebbi Yochanan say there?

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(a) If Shimon and Levi heard Reuven declare himself a Nazir, Shimon said 'va'Ani' and so did Levi, they are all Nezirim.
What happens if ...
  1. ... Reuven then annuls his Neder?
  2. ... Levi annuls it?
(b) What will be the Din if Shimon says 'Pi ke'Fiv ve'Sa'ari ke'Sa'aro'?
(a) What will be the Din if ...
  1. ... a man declares himself a Nazir, his wife says 'Ani' and he is Meifer her Neder?
  2. ... a woman declared herself a Nazir, her husband said 'Ani', and then was Meifer her Neder?
(b) The reason for this latter Halachah might be because a husband uproots his wife's Nedarim from their inception (like a Chacham does), because then his Neder would become annulled too (and he has not indicated that he intends this to happen).
What will be the reason if we hold that a husband only annuls it from now on?
(a) If a man declared 'Hareini Nazir ve'At', under which condition will he need to annul his wife's Neder?

(b) Why, in this case, is 've'At' alone not considered upholding her Neder?

(c) What will be the Din in a case of 'Amrah Hareini Nezirah ve'Atah, ve'Amar Amen'?

(a) What did Resh Lakish say in the presence of Rebbi Yehudah' Nesi'a?

(b) How will that explain why only three people can become Nezirim by saying 'va'Ani', according to Resh Lakish?

(c) What does 'Toch K'dei Dibur' comprise?

(d) Why did this cause Rebbi Yehudah Nesi'a to disagree with Resh Lakish?
What does *he* hold?

8) Which opinion is vindicated by a Beraisa?

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