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Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Nazir 56
1) A DOUBTFULLY TAMEI NAZIR
(a) (Beraisa): This applies to a 30 day Nezirus; if he
accepted Nezirus for 1 year, he can eat Kodshim after 2
years, and drink wine and become Tamei after 4 years.
1. If days of leprosy count towards Nezirus, he should
be able to drink wine and become Tamei after 3 years
and 30 days (the 3rd shaving could be 30 days after
(b) Question #2 (Rav Ashi - Beraisa). We know that days of
Tum'as (Mes) do not count towards Nezirus;
1. Question: How do we know, also days of absolute
i. Suggestion: Just as when he becomes Tamei, he
must shave and bring sacrifices, also when he
becomes an absolute leper; just as days of
Tum'ah do not count, also of leprosy!
2. Answer: We learn a Kal va'Chomer from one who
accepted Nezirus while Tamei (Mes).
ii. Objection: We cannot learn from days of Tum'ah
- they are more stringent, they nullify
previous days, unlike leprosy!
i. His hair is fitting to be shaved for Nezirus,
yet his days of Tum'ah do not count - all the
more so, an absolute leper, whose hair will not
be shaved for Nezirus (rather for leprosy), his
days do not count!
3. Question: How do we know that the 7 days of counting
(after the plague goes away) do not count towards
2) SHAVING AND ENTERING THE MIKDASH
4. Answer: Just as he must shave after absolute
leprosy, also after the 7 days of counting; just as
the former days do not count towards Nezirus, also
(c) (Summation of question): The Beraisa said, days of Tum'ah
nullify previous days, unlike leprosy.
5. Suggestion: Perhaps this should also apply to days
when the leper is closed off.
i. An absolute leper can make a vessel (designed
to sit or lie on it) a source of Tum'ah (i.e.
that vessel can impart Tum'ah to people and
vessels) by sitting on it, also a closed off
6. Rejection: No - an absolute leper must shave and
bring sacrifice, therefore his days do not count;
but these do not apply to a closed off leper, so his
days may count!
ii. Just as days of absolute leprosy do not count
towards Nezirus, we should say the same by days
of a closed leper!
i. Days of absolute leprosy and the 7 days of
counting do not count towards Nezirus, but days
of a Zav or Zavah or closed leper do count!
1. Suggestion: If the case is a short Nezirus - he must
grow 30 days of hair after purification from leprosy
(so previous days would be nullified)!
2. Rather, it is a long Nezirus, and the Beraisa says
that the days of absolute leprosy do not count.
(a) (Mishnah - R. Elazar, citing R. Yehoshua): Any Tum'as
(Mes) for which a Nazir shaves, such a person gets Kares
if he enters the Mikdash; Tum'os (of Mes) for which a
Nazir does not shave, such a person is exempt if he
enters the Mikdash;
3) SHAVING FOR A REVI'IS OF BLOOD
(b) R. Meir says, such Tum'os are no more lenient than
touching a rodent, and such a person gets Kares for
entering the Mikdash!
(c) (Gemara) Question: R. Elazar did not learn this from R.
Yehoshua, rather from R. Yehoshua bar Mamal!
1. (Beraisa): R. Elazar said, 'I heard R. Yehoshua ben
Pasar say that one is liable for entering the
Mikdash only for those Tum'os of Mes for which a
Nazir shaves; R. Meir replied, even those for which
he does not shave are no more lenient than Tum'ah of
a rodent, for which one is liable for entering the
(d) Answer: We learn from this, when a teaching was
transmitted through 3 Chachamim, it suffices to mention
the 1st and last.
2. R. Elazar (to R. Yehoshua ben Pasar): Are you
familiar with R. Yehoshua bar Mamal?
3. R. Yehoshua ben Pasar: Yes - I received the above
teaching from him, and he received it from R.
(e) (Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak): This principle can also be
seen from a Mishnah!
1. (Mishnah - Nachum ha'Lavlar): One who plants dill
and mustard in 2 or 3 places must leave Pe'ah (a
corner of the field for the poor) from each - this
law I received from R. Miyosha, and he from my
father, and he from the pairs (the Nasi and head of
the Beis Din), and they from the prophets, and they
from Moshe who received this on Sinai.
i. Yehoshua and Kalev are not mentioned, showing
that one may omit intermediate steps in the
(a) (Mishnah - R. Akiva): A bone the size of a barley seed
does not impart Tum'ah in a tent, yet a Nazir shaves for
touching or moving it - a Revi'is of blood, which imparts
Tum'ah in a tent, Kal va'Chomer a Nazir should shave for
touching or moving it!
(b) R. Eliezer: No, a Kal va'Chomer cannot use a tradition
from Moshe from Sinai.
(c) R. Yehoshua: R. Akiva's logic is sound, but this is how
the law was received.