REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 13
NAZIR 13 (1 Cheshvan) - l'Iluy Nishmas ha'Ga'on Rav Gedalya Rabinowitz (of
Manchester and, towards the end of his life, Bnei Brak), well-remembered for
his spirited Shi'urim that kindled many a heart with the fire of Torah.
(a) Why does the Tana need to tell us 'Hareini Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben
(b) And why does he find it necessary to add 've'Im Amar ke'she'Yih'yeh Li
V'lad, Afilu Nolad Lo Bas, Tumtum ve'Androginos Harei Zeh Nazir'?
- ... ve'Nolad Lo Ben, Harei Zeh Nazir'?
- ... Nolad Lo Bas, Tumtum ve'Androginos, Eino Nazir'?
(c) The author of the Seifa 'Hipilah Ishto, Eino Nazir', is Rebbi Yehudah of
What does he say there?
(a) Rebbi Aba asked Rav Huna what the Din will be regarding someone who said
'Hareini Nazir 'ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben', and his wife gave birth to a
stillborn son. Then, after he designated his Korban, she gave birth to a
live twin son.
For the following Sugya I have used 'Rashi', because of the lack of problem
with the variety of texts in Tosfos.
What makes this case different from that of our Mishnah?
(b) What exactly is the She'eilah?
(c) Why is it confined to Rebbi Yehudah, but not to Rebbi Shimon?
(d) What is the outcome of the She'eilah?
(a) ben Rechumi asked Abaye whether, someone who hears his friend say
'Hareini Nazir le'che'she'Yehei Li Ben', and responds by saying 've'Alai',
this refers to 'Diburei' or to 'Nafshei'.
What is the outcome of ben Rechumi's final She'eilah?
What does he mean by.
(b) What She'eilah did he then ask him regarding when the friend responded
by saying 'va'Ani'?
- ... 'Diburei'?
- ... 'Nafshei'
(c) On the assumption that 'Im Timtzi Lomar' is conclusive, how do we
resolve these She'eilos?
(d) He then asked him what the Din will be if the friend said 'va'Ani' after
hearing him say 'Hareini Nazir le'che'she'Yehei li'Peloni Ben'.
be the Din if he said 've'Alai'?
Answers to questions
(a) What should someone who declared 'Hareini Nazir ve'Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh
Li Ben', and his wife gave birth to a son after he had already begun to
observe one term of Nezirus?
(b) And what should he do in the same case, only where he had declared
'Hareini Nazir ke'she'Yih'yeh Li Ben, ve'Nazir', placing 've'Nazir last?
(c) How should he then proceed with his double obligation to shave and his
two sets of Korbanos?
(d) Why does he not first shave for his earlier term of Nezirus, before
commencing with the second one?
(a) Rava asked what the Din will be if a person declares 'Hareini Nazir
le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'Me'achshav Me'ah Yom'. The hundred days Nezirus might
not begin until after the termination of his S'tam Nezirus, which begins in
twenty days time, because we assume that a person does not normally intend
to divide his Nezirus into two parts.
Why, on the other hand, might it be
(b) If it is not effective immediately (like the first Tzad), then what did
the Noder mean when he said 'Me'achshav'?
(c) In the latter contingency, the Noder shaves after his thirty-day
Nezirus? Why will the shaving not prevent him from completing the last
eighty days of his first Nezirus (as shaving in the middle of one's term of
Nezirus usually does)?
(d) Why can we not prove from the Seifa of our Mishnah, where the Tana rules
'Meni'ach es she'Lo, u'Moneh es shel B'no, ve'Achar-Kach Mashlim es she'Lo',
that the Noder does not mind dividing his Neder into two parts?
(a) We conclude that, in fact, Rava incorporated into his She'eilah, the
case where the Noder said 'Hareini Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom, u'Me'achshav
Answers to questions
What will then be the sequence of the two She'eilos?
(b) In the first She'eilah, when would he have to shave?
(c) What will be the Din if he switched the order and said 'Hareini Nazir
Me'ah Yom ve'Nazir le'Achar Esrim Yom'?