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Prepared by Rabbi P. Feldman
of Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Yerushalayim
Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Nazir 14
1) OVERLAPPING NEZIRUYOS
2) TUM'AH DURING THE MIDDLE NEZIRUS
1. If you will say by short Nezirus, since only 10 days
remain, they cannot join with the first 20 (so he
did not want the Nezirus to start within the 20
days) - but by 100 day Nezirus, since 80 days
remain, they join to the 1st 20.
(b) Question #2: If you will say (a long Nezirus) starts
right away - what if he accepted Nezirus after 20 days,
and to be a Nazir Olam right away - does it take effect
2. Or, perhaps he does not want to interrupt the
(c) Question #3: If you will say yes, since the Nezirus after
20 days can be annulled (by a Chacham) through regret -
what if he accepted Nezirus Shimshon after 20 days, and
to be a Nazir right away?
1. Nezirus Shimshon cannot be annulled - does the
(regular) Nezirus take effect?
(d) Question #4: 'I am as Moshe on the 7th of Adar' is he a
1. We can answer Question #1 (14B) from the following
2. (Beraisa): 'I will be a Nazir after 20 days, and I
am a Nazir from now for 100 days' - he counts 20
days (of the long Nezirus), then 30 days of Nezirus,
then completes 80 days (of the long Nezirus).
(a) (The man in the Mishnah) became Tamei while counting the
Nezirus of his son.
(b) (R. Yochanan): This also nullifies the days he counted
towards his own Nezirus.
(c) (Reish Lakish): The days he counted towards his own
1. R. Yochanan says all the days are nullified, because
they are as 1 long Nezirus.
2. Reish Lakish says the 1st days are not nullified,
because it is as a separate Nezirus.
(d) A Nazir became an absolute leper, and became Tamei at
3) TUM'AH AFTER THE TERM OF NEZIRUS
(e) (R. Yochanan): This nullifies the days of Nezirus that he
(f) (Reish Lakish): They are not nullified.
1. R. Yochanan says they are nullified, because he is
in the midst of Nezirus.
(g) It was necessary to argue in both cases.
2. Reish Lakish says they are not nullified, because
the period of being an (absolute) leper is distinct
from the Nezirus.
1. If they only argued by the 2 Neziruyos - one might
have thought, there R. Yochanan says all the days
are nullified, since they are as 1 Nezirus, but by
the case of a leper, he admits to Reish Lakish that
the days of leprosy are distinct from the Nezirus.
2. If they only argued by the case of a leper - one
might have thought, there Reish Lakish says that the
days stand, but by the 2 Neziruyos, he admits to R.
(a) A Nazir became Tamei on the day of growing his hair
(after finishing the term of Nezirus he accepted, but he
cannot shave until he has 30 days growth of hair - e.g.,
his hair was cut in the last 30 days of Nezirus).
4) A NAZIR AFTER THE TERM
(b) (Rav): This does not nullify the days he counted.
1. Even R. Yochanan, who said that Tum'ah nullifies
what he counted, only said this when he is in the
midst of Nezirus - but here, he has finished his
(c) (Shmuel): This nullifies the days he counted.
1. Even Reish Lakish, who said that Tum'ah does not
nullify the previous days, only said this when the
previous days were a separate Nezirus - but here, it
is all 1 Nezirus!
(d) (Rav Chisda): All agree, if he became Tamei after
bringing the sacrifices but before shaving, he has no
(e) Question: According to whom?
1. Suggestion: If according to R. Eliezer - he holds,
the prohibitions of a Nazir are in effect until he
shaves - it is as if he became Tamei within the term
(and he has a solution, as any Nazir Tamei)!
(f) Answer: Really, it is as Chachamim - he has no solution
to perform he Mitzvah of shaving properly (in Taharah,
with the sacrifices).
2. Suggestion: It must be, according to Chachamim - but
they say, the prohibitions of Nezirus go away even
if he does not shave!
(a) (R. Yosi bar Chanina): A Nazir that finished his term is
lashed if he becomes Tamei, but not for shaving or
(b) Question: Why is Tum'ah different?
1. If because it says, "All the days", to include the
days after the term - also by shaving and drinking
wine, it says, "All the days"!