1)

(a)Rav Ashi also queries Rav Chisda (who counts the days of Tzara'as in the days of Nezirus) from another Beraisa. How does the Tana there initially learn that the days of a Metzora Muchlat do not count in the days of Nezirus from the case of a Nazir who became a Tamei Mes?

(b)Which two Korbanos is the Tana referring to when he says 'Yemei Tum'ah Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban, vi'Yemei Chaluto Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban'?

(c)On what grounds does the Tana himself refute this 'Mah Matzinu'? What Chumra does 'Yemei Tum'aso' have over 'Yemei Chaluto'?

1)

(a)Rav Ashi also queries Rav Chisda (who counts the days of Tzara'as in the days of Nezirus) from another Beraisa, which initially learns that the days of a Metzora Muchlat do not count in the days of Nezirus from the case of a Nazir who became a Tamei Mes - by means of a 'Mah Matzinu', since both are required to shave and bring a Korban.

(b)When the Tana says 'Yemei Tum'ah Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban, vi'Yemei Chaluto Megale'ach u'Meivi Korban' - he is referring to the Asham Nazir Tamei and the Asham Metzora, respectively.

(c)The Tana himself refutes this 'Mah Matzinu' however, on the grounds that 'Yemei Tum'aso' have a Chumra over 'Yemei Chaluto' - inasmuch as they cancel the days of Nezirus that preceded them (whereas the days of a Chalut do not).

2)

(a)So he Darshens a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a Nazir b'Kever. What is a 'Nazir b'Kever' and what is the 'Kal va'Chomer'?

(b)And how do we Darshen Yemei Sefiro with a 'Mah Matzinu' from Yemei Chaluto?

(c)What 'Kal va'Chomer' could we have Darshened from a Nazir b'Kever?

(d)Why would that have been preferable?

2)

(a)So he Darshens a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a Nazir b'Kever - (a person who declared his Nezirus in a cemetery, as we learned earlier), whose hair is eligible for the Mitzvah of shaving for his Nezirus, yet his days are not counted in his Nezirus, 'Kal va'Chomer' will the days of a Muchlat (whose hair is not eligible ... because it first needs to be shaved for the Mitzvah of shaving for his Tzara'as) not be counted in his Nezirus.

(b)We Darshen Yemei Sefiro with a 'Mah Matzinu' from Yemei Chaluto - since both of them require shaving.

(c)We could have Darshened a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a Nazir b'Kever, seeing as his hair is eligible for the Mitzvah of shaving for his Nezirus, whereas that of Yemei Sefiro is not (as we just Darshened regarding the Muchlat).

(d)That would have been preferable - because a 'Kal va'Chomer' is stronger than a 'Mah Matzinu'.

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3)

(a)What does a Metzora Musgar have in common with a Chalut (to make it possible to Darshen a 'Mah Matzinu')?

(b)Then why can we not learn the former from the latter with regard to the days of Tum'ah being precluded from the days of Nezirus?

(c)By which other Teme'im do we also include the days of Tum'ah in the days of Nezirus (like a Metzora Musgar)?

3)

(a)What a Metzora Musgar has in common with a Chalut (to make it possible to Darshen a 'Mah Matzinu') - is that they are both Metamei Mishkav u'Moshav (the Tum'ah of lying or sitting).

(b)Nevertheless, we cannot learn the former from the latter with regard to the days of Tum'ah being precluded from the days of Nezirus - because a Muchlat requires shaving, whereas a Musgar does not.

(c)We also include the days of Tum'ah - of a Zav and a Zavah in the days of Nezirus (since they do not require shaving either).

4)

(a)We have proved from this Beraisa that the days of a Metzora Muchlat are not counted in his Nezirus. The Tana cannot be referring to a short Nezirus (which Rav Chisda concedes do not count in his Nezirus). What is considered a short Nezirus?

(b)How do we know that he is not?

(c)So how does Rav Chisda answer Rav Ashi's Kashya?

4)

(a)We proved from this Beraisa that the days of a Metzora Muchlat are not counted in his Nezirus. The Tana cannot be referring to a short Nezirus (where not more than thirty days of Nezirus remain after he has shaved [which Rav Chisda concedes, do not count in his Nezirus]) ...

(b)... because then, how could he say 'Tomar bi'Yemei Chaluto, she'Ein Mevatlin ba'Hen Es ha'Kodmin', seeing as he has to have thirty days for his hair to grow long in any case.

(c)In fact - Rav Chisda has no answer to Rav Ashi's Kashya either.

5)

(a)Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah cites Rebbi Yehoshua. What does he say about Tum'ah from a Mes for which a Nazir is not obligated to shave (such as all those listed in the previous Mishnah)?

(b)What is Rebbi Meir's objection to this?

(c)What did Rebbi Eliezer (or Rebbi Elazar) in a Beraisa comment when he heard Rebbi Meir ask Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pasar Rosh (who stated the same Chidush as Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah?

5)

(a)Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah cites Rebbi Yehoshua, who says - that any Tum'ah from a Mes for which a Nazir is not obligated to shave (such as all those listed in the previous Mishnah) does not render one Chayav for entering the Beis ha'Mikdash either.

(b)Rebbi Meir's objection to this is - why it should be any worse than a Sheretz, which does not require a Nazir to shave, yet it renders Chayav someone who enters the Beis ha'Mikdash.

(c)When Rebbi Eliezer (or Rebbi Elazar) in a Beraisa heard Rebbi Meir query Rebbi Yehoshua ben Pasar Rosh (who stated the same Chidush as Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah - he commented that he had heard the very same thing from Rebbi Yehoshua bar Mamal quoting Rebbi Yehoshua himself.

6)

(a)What do we extrapolate from the fact that in our Mishnah, Rebbi Eliezer quotes Rebbi Yehoshua (bar Chananya) whereas in the Beraisa, he (or Rebbi Elazar) quotes Rebbi Yehoshua bar Mamal quoting Rebbi Yehoshua?

(b)How does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak extrapolate the same thing from the Mishnah in Pe'ah, which cites Nachum ha'Lavlar who heard it from Rebbi Miyasha, who heard it from his father ... from the pairs ... from the Nevi'im, who heard it cited as 'Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai'?

(c)Which ruling (concerning someone who sows mint or mustard-seeds) did these Tana'im state?

6)

(a)From the fact that in our Mishnah, Rebbi Eliezer quotes Rebbi Yehoshua (bar Chananya) whereas in the Beraisa, he (or Rebbi Elazar) quotes Rebbi Yehoshua bar Mamal quoting Rebbi Yehoshua, we extrapolate - that whenever there is a chain comprising three Tana'im (or Amora'im), one is entitled to quote the first and the last names (but to omit the middle one) when repeating it.

(b)Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak extrapolate the same thing from the Mishnah in Pe'ah, which cites Nachum ha'Lavlar who received from Rebbi Meyasha, who received from his father ... from the pairs ... from the Nevi'im, who heard it cited as 'Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai' - from the fact that the Tana omits Yehoshua and Kalev.

(c)These Tana'im stated the Halachah - that if someone sows patches of mint or mustard-seeds in two or three location, he is obligated to leave Pe'ah in each location.

7)

(a)How does Rebbi Akiva learn from a bone the size of a barley that a Revi'is ha'Log of blood will obligate a Nazir to shave?

(b)Rebbi Eliezer rejected the 'Kal va'Chomer' without saying why. What did Rebbi Yehoshua comment to substantiate Rebbi Eliezer's ruling?

(c)We ask whether the Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua was referring is the fact that a Nazir shaves on an 'Etzem k'Se'orah'. To which other ruling might he have been referring?

(d)If the Halachah is the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei b'Ohel, how will Rebbi Yehoshua then explain the Pasuk "v'Al Kol Nafshos Mes" (from which Rebbi Akiva Darshened earlier 'one Revi'is from two Mesim')?

7)

(a)Rebbi Akiva learns that a Nazir is obligated to shave for a Revi'is ha'Log of blood - from a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a bone the size of a barley, for which a Nazir is obligated to shave even though it is not Metamei b'Ohel, how much more so a Revi'is of blood which is Metamei b'Ohel.

(b)Rebbi Eliezer rejected the 'Kal va'Chomer' without saying why. Rebbi Yehoshua however, substantiated it, by pointing out that, although Rebbi Akiva's 'Kal va'Chomer is in principle, correct - it is not workable in this case, because one cannot Darshen a 'Kal va'Chomer' from a 'Halachah ... '.

(c)We ask whether the Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua was referring is the fact that a Nazir shaves on an 'Etzem k'Se'orah'. Alternatively - he might have been referring to the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei b'Ohel.

(d)If the Halachah is the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei b'Ohel, Rebbi Yehoshua will then explain the Pasuk "v'Al Kol Nafshos Mes" (from which Rebbi Akiva Darshened earlier 'one Revi'is from two Mesim', precluding the need for the 'Halachah l'Moshe mi'Sinai') - to imply a half a Log of blood (because of the word 'Nafshos', which means two Revi'is). And we need the Halachah to teach us to explain the Pasuk like Rebbi Akiva.

8)

(a)What is the outcome of the She'eilah? Is the Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua is referring that of a Nazir shaving on an 'Etzem k'Se'orah', or is it the fact that a Revi'is of blood is Metamei b'Ohel?

8)

(a)The outcome of the She'eilah is - that the Halachah to which Rebbi Yehoshua is referring is that of a Nazir shaving on an 'Etzem k'Se'orah' (whilst the Din of a Revi'is of blood, we learn from "v'Al Kol Nafshos Mes").

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