REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf 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
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
(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.
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On what grounds does he object to Rav's statement
assuming that he means ...
(b) What did they say in Eretz Yisrael?
- ... 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?
- ... that the first witness said 'one, two', and the second one 'three, four, five'?
(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 ...
(b) What will be the Din if Shimon says 'Pi ke'Fiv ve'Sa'ari ke'Sa'aro'?
- ... Reuven then annuls his Neder?
- ... Levi annuls it?
(a) What will be the Din if ...
(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).
- ... a man declares himself a Nazir, his wife says 'Ani' and he is Meifer her Neder?
- ... a woman declared herself a Nazir, her husband said 'Ani', and then was Meifer her Neder?
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,
(a) What did Resh Lakish say in the presence of Rebbi Yehudah' Nesi'a?
Which opinion is vindicated by a Beraisa?
(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?
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