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Nazir 56


(a) Rav Chisda (who counts the 'Yemei Sifro' and 'Yemei Gamro' in the days of Nezirus) has no answer to the Beraisa that we just discussed, neither does he have an answer to the Beraisa that we are about to discuss now. How does the Tana learn that the days of a Metzora Muchlat do not count in the days of Nezirus from the case of a Nazir who became a Tamei Meis?

(b) Which two Korbanos is the Tana referring to when he says 'Yemei Tum'ah Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban, vi'Yemei Chaluto Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban'?

(c) On what grounds to we refute this 'Mah Matzinu'? What Chumra does 'Yemei Tum'aso' have over 'Yemei Chaluto'?

(a) So we Darshen a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a Nazir be'Kever.
What is a 'Nazir be'Kever' and what is the 'Kal va'Chomer'?

(b) And how do we Darshen the Yemei Sifro with a 'Mah Matzinu' from the Yemei Chaluto?

(c) What 'Kal va'Chomer' could we have Darshened from a Nazir be'Kever?

(d) Why would that have been preferable?

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(a) What does a Metzora Musgar have in common with a Chalut (to make it possible to Darshen a 'Mah Matzinu')?

(b) Then why do we not learn the former from the latter with regard to the days of Tum'ah being precluded from the days of Nezirus?

(c) By which other Temei'im do we also include the days of Tum'ah in the days of Nezirus (like a Metzora Musgar)?

(d) We proved from this Beraisa that the days of a Metzora Muchlat are not counted in his Nezirus.
How do we know that the Tana is not referring to a short Nezirus (which Rav Chisda concedes)?

(a) In our Mishnah, Rebbi Eliezer cites Rebbi Yehoshua.
What does he say about Tum'ah from a Meis for which a Nazir is not obligated to shave (such as all those listed in the previous Mishnah)?

(b) What is Rebbi Meir's objection to this?

(c) What did Rebbi Eliezer (or Rebbi Elazar) in a Beraisa comment when he heard Rebbi Meir ask Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pasar Rosh (who stated the same Chidush as Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah?

(a) What do we extrapolate from the fact that in our Mishnah Rebbi Eliezer quotes Rebbi Yehoshua (bar Chananya) whereas in the Beraisa, he (or Rebbi Elazar) quotes Rebbi Yehoshua bar Mamal quoting Rebbi Yehoshua?

(b) How does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak extrapolate the same thing from the Mishnah in Pe'ah, which cites Nachum ha'Lavlar who heard it from Rebbi Meyasha, who heard it from his father ... from the pairs ... from the Nevi'im, who heard it cited as Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai?

(c) Which ruling (concerning someone who sows mint or mustard-seeds) did these Tana'im state?

(a) How does Rebbi Akiva learn from a bone the size of a barley that a Revi'is ha'Log of blood will obligate a Nazir to shave?

(b) Rebbi Eliezer rejected the 'Kal va'Chomer' without saying why.
What did Rebbi Yehoshua comment to substantiate Rebbi Eliezer's ruling?

(c) The Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua was referring might be the fact that a Nazir shaves on an 'Etzem ki'Se'orah'.
What is the alternative? To what else might Rebbi Yehoshua have been referring?

(d) If the Halachah is the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei be'Ohel, how will Rebbi Yehoshua then explain the Pasuk "ve'al Kol Nafshos Meis" (from which Rebbi Akiva Darshened earlier 'one Revi'is from two Meisim')?

7) What is the outcome of the She'eilah? Is the Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua was referring that of a Nazir shaving on an 'Etzem ki'Se'orah', or is it the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei be'Ohel.

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