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Nazir 59


(a) In the second Lashon, Rebbi Chiya bar Aba Amar Rebbi Yochanan again sentences anyone who shaves the underarm hair or that of the Beis ha'Ervah to Malkos. Once again, we ask from the Beraisa which presents it as only an Isur de'Rabbanan.
What does he add in this Lashon that renders the answer that we gave in the first Lashon (that Rebbi Yochanan also means Lokeh Malkos de'Rabbanan) unacceptable?

(b) We establish Rebbi Yochanan like the Beraisa 'ha'Ma'avir Beis ha'Shechi ... Lokeh Mishum Lo Yilbash Gever Simlas Ishah".
Why do we not support his opinion with the Beraisa that we quoted earlier 'ha'Ma'avir Beis ha'Shechi ... Harei Zeh Lokeh'?

(c) How does the first Tana explain the Pasuk "Lo Yilbash"?

(d) Why can he not explain the Pasuk in its literal sense?

(a) How does Rebbi Eliezer ben Ya'akov explain the Pasuk ...
  1. ... "Lo Yihyeh K'li Gever al Ishah"?
  2. ... "ve'Lo Yilbash Gever Simlas Ishah"?
(b) On what grounds does Rav Nachman permit a Nazir to shave his underarm hair and that of the Beis ha'Ervah?

(c) Is the Halachah like him?

(a) Why were the Rabbanan surprised to discover that Rebbi Yochanan had no underarm hair?

(b) How did Rav Sh'man bar Aba put their minds at ease?

(c) Why did he not answer that Rebbi Yochanan probably cut it off with scissors?

(a) On what grounds did Rebbi Ami exempt a certain man from Malkos, as they were about to administer it?

(b) What did Rebbi Chiya reply when Rav ...

  1. ... asked him whether shaving the underarm hair and that of the Beis ha'Ervah was permitted?
  2. ... pointed out that the hair tends to grow and become painful?
(c) What exactly, did Rebbi Chiya forbid according to ...
  1. ... our original text in Rav (on the previous Amud), which does not forbid shaving body-hair at all?
  2. ... the Ba'al Halachah Gedolos, who forbids shaving even body-hair with a razor?
(d) Neither did Rebbi Chiya permit scratching the hair until it fell out.
Did he allow any concession at all in this regard?
(a) What interesting Heter emerges from the implication that, if it was a matter of pain, it would be permitted to remove the hair?

(b) In the second Lashon, Rav asked Rebbi Chiya whether one is permitted to scratch the underarm hair or the Beis ha'Ervah using a cloth, during Davening.
What did he reply?

(c) What is the Halachah in this regard?

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(a) We learned in the previous Mishnah, that two Nezirim one of whom is Tamei, must bring their Korbanos jointly and make the necessary conditions. What does Rebbi Yehoshua suggest that the remaining Nazir does in the event that his friend dies? How does he make-up for his missing friend with whom he would otherwise have shared his Korbanos and made the conditions?

(b) He begins by declaring 'If I was Tamei, then you are a Tahor Nazir immediately, but if I was Tahor, then you will only be a Nazir only after thirty days'.
What happens at the next stage thirty days later?

(c) And what happens at the final stage thirty days after that?

(d) On what grounds does Ben Zoma disagree with Rebbi Yehoshua?

(a) According to ben Zoma, the remaining Nazir brings a Chatas ha'Of and an Olas Beheimah. Does he also bring an Olas ha'Of? When does he bring them?

(b) What condition does he then make?

(c) Why does he need to bring the Olas Beheimah then? Why can he not bring all his Korbanos together at the end of the second set of thirty days?

(d) What does he then do after counting the second set of thirty days?

(a) On what grounds does Rebbi Yehoshua object to ben Zoma's ruling?

(b) What is Rebbi Yehoshua's conclusion?

(c) If he really agrees with ben Zoma, then why does he not rule like him?

(a) Rav Nachman disagreed with Rebbi Yehoshua because 'Mai Le'avid Lei Rebbi Yehoshua le'Dakei de'Lo Yisru' (what will Rebbi Yehoshua do to stop the intestines from going bad?).
What did he mean by that?

(b) But why is Rav Nachman not worried about that in the previous Mishnah, when everyone agrees that both men bring a combined set of Korbanos?

(c) Others associate Rav Nachman's Kashya with the entire Olah, which, according to Rebbi Yehoshua, will now have to wait until after both men had shaved.
On what grounds do we reject this explanation?

(a) We have already discussed the Mishnah 'Nazir she'Hayah Tamei be'Safek u'Muchlat be'Safek ... ' earlier (in Perek Kohen Gadol). When will he become permitted ...
  1. ... to eat Kodshim?
  2. ... to drink wine and become Tamei Meis?
(b) Why does he have to wait sixty days before shaving for his Safek Muchlat, seeing as normally, the shaving of a Muchlat overrides the Nazir's prohibition to shave?
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