REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf 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
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 ...
(b) On what grounds does Rav Nachman permit a Nazir to shave his underarm
hair and that of the Beis ha'Ervah?
- ... "Lo Yihyeh K'li Gever al Ishah"?
- ... "ve'Lo Yilbash Gever Simlas Ishah"?
(c) Is the Halachah like him?
(a) Why were the Rabbanan surprised to discover that Rebbi Yochanan had no
(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
(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 ...
(c) What exactly, did Rebbi Chiya forbid according to ...
- ... asked him whether shaving the underarm hair and that of the Beis ha'Ervah was permitted?
- ... pointed out that the hair tends to grow and become painful?
(d) Neither did Rebbi Chiya permit scratching the hair until it fell out.
- ... our original text in Rav (on the previous Amud), which does not forbid shaving body-hair at all?
- ... the Ba'al Halachah Gedolos, who forbids shaving even body-hair with a razor?
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?
Answers to questions
(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
What did he reply?
(c) What is the Halachah in this regard?
(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
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
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
Answers to questions
(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?
- ... to eat Kodshim?
- ... to drink wine and become Tamei Meis?