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1)

(a)The Mishnah discusses Kinuy Nezirus. What does 'Kinuy Nezirus' mean?

(b)What does the Tana say about 'all Kinuy Nezirus'?

1)

(a)The Mishnah discusses 'Kinuy Nezirus' - a secondary name for Nezirus (as we will see shortly).

(b)The Tana rules that 'all Kinuy Nezirus' - are like Nezirus itself.

2)

(a)The Tana rules that if somebody says 'Ehei' or 'Ehei Naveh', he is a Nazir. What is the case of ...

1. ... 'Ehei'?

2. ... 'Ehei Naveh!'

(b)On what condition is the Neder effective?

(c)If these are not examples of Kinuy Nezirus, then what are they?

(d)How can we justify the Tana inserting them here?

2)

(a)The Tana rules that if somebody says 'Ehei' or 'Ehei Naveh', he is a Nazir. The case of ...

1. ... 'Ehei' is - where the Noder sees a Nazir walk past, and declares 'Ehei', meaning that he undertakes to be a Nazir like him but fails to conclude 'ka'Zeh'.

2. ... 'Ehei Naveh!' - where he holds his hair (See Tos. Yom-Tov) and declares that he will be handsome by letting his hair grow long, but without concluding ('be'Gidul Se'ar Zeh').

(b)The Neder is effective, in both cases - only if he specifically has in mind to become a Nazir (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

(c)These are not really examples of Kinuy Nezirus, but - of Yad Nezirus (See Tos. Yom-Tov) ...

(d)... and we justify the Tana inserting them here - after adding the words 've'Chol Yados Neziros ki'Neziros. Eilu hein Yados Neziros ... '.

3)

(a)On what grounds is the Neder 'Ehei Nazik, Nazi'ach, Pazi'ach' effective?

(b)What is the significance of these expressions?

(c)On what condition is someone who declares 'Hareini ka'Zeh' a Nazir?

(d)'Hareini Mesalsel', 'Hareini Mechalkel' and 'Harei alai Leshale'ach Pera' too are expressions of Nezirus. What is the meaning of 'Hareini ...

1. ... Mesalsel' (See Tiferes Yisrael)?

2. ... Mechalkel'?

(e)On what conditions is the Neder valid in all of the current cases?

3)

(a)'Ehei Nazik, Nazi'ach, Pazi'ach' is an effective Neder - because it is a Kinuy Nezirus.

(b)These expressions are all expressions of Nezirus that are used by Nochrim.

(c)Someone who declares 'Hareini ka'Zeh' is a Nazir - only if he indicates in the direction of a passing Nazir.

(d)'Hareini Mesalsel', 'Hareini Mechalkel' and 'Harei alai Leshale'ach Pera' too are expressions of Nezirus. 'Hareini ...

1. ... Mesalsel' - means that he intends to make his hair into curls (See Tos. Yom-Tov), and ...

2. ... Mechalkel' - that he will let his hair grow long.

(e)The Neder is valid in all of the current cases - on the same two conditions that we mentioned earlier (that he is holding his hair [See Tos. Yom-Tov] and that he has the intention of becoming a Nazir).

4)

(a)According to Rebbi Meir, 'Harei alai Tziparim' too is effective. What is the case?

(b)What is the significance of 'Tziparim'?

(c)What do the Chachamim say?

(d)What must the Noder nevertheless do to fulfill his Neder?

(e)Like whom is the Halachah?

4)

(a)According to Rebbi Meir, 'Harei alai Tziparim' too is effective - there where a Nazir walked past him.

(b)'Tziparim' refers to - the two birds that a Nazir has to bring in the event that he becomes Tamei.

(c)The Chachamim - exempt him from Nezirus ...

(d)... but obligate him to fulfill his Neder by bringing a pair of birds as an Olah.

(e)The Halachah is - like the Chachamim.

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5)

(a)What does the Mishnah say about someone who declares himself a Nazir from ...

1. ... grape-pits or skins?

2. ... shaving his hair?

(b)Why does the Tana find it necessary to add 've'Chol Dikdukei Sofrim alav'?

(c)What does the Mishnah say about someone who declares that he is like ...

1. ... Shimshon, ... ben Mano'ach or ... the husband of Delilah'?

2. ... the man who uprooted the gates of Aza or whose eyes the P'lishtim poked out?

(d)We need to insert a case where someone declared that he is a N'zir Olam. What is a N'zir Olam?

5)

(a)The Mishnah obligates someone who declares himself a Nazir from ...

1. ... grape-pits or skins, or just from ...

2. ... shaving his hair -to adopt a full-fledged Nezirus.

(b)The Tana finds it necessary to add 've'Chol Dikdukei Sofrim alav' - to preclude the Seifa (a N'zir Olam and a N'zir Shimshon, where this is not the case, as we will see shortly), where this is not the case.

(c)The Mishnah rules that someone who declares that he is like ...

1. ... Shimshon, like ben Mano'ach or like the husband of Delilah' - that his Nezirus takes effect, and the same applies where he says that he is like ...

2. ... the man who uprooted the gates of Aza or whose eyes the P'lishtim poked out.

(d)We need to insert a case where someone declared that he is a N'zir Olam - a Nazir whose Nezirus will not terminate.

6)

(a)One of the distinctions between a N'zir Olam and a N'zir Shimshon is that the former is permitted to trim his hair a little if it gets too long. How often may he do so?

(b)From whom do we learn this concession?

(c)Which three Korbanos must he bring when he does?

6)

(a)One of the distinctions between a N'zir Olam and a N'zir Shimshon is that - once a year, the former is permitted to trim his hair a little if it gets too long - every twelve monthss ...

(b)... a concession that we learn from - Avshalom (David ha'Melech's son).

(c)When he does, he must bring three Korbanos - a Chatas, an Olah and a Shelamim (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

7)

(a)Which third Din applies to a N'zir Olam that does not apply to a N'zir Shimshon?

(b)Why does it not apply to a N'zir Shimshon?

(c)What is the source for this concession?

(d)How do we know that?

(e)Then why does the Tana say 'and if he became Tamei' (Bedi'eved) in connection with a N'zir Shimshon?

7)

(a)The third Din that applies to a N'zir Olam that does not apply to a N'zir Shimshon is that - in the event that he becomes Tamei, he is obligated to bring a Korban Tum'ah (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

(b)It does not apply to a N'zir Shimshon - who is permitted to become Tamei even Lechatchilah ...

(c)... since that is what Shimshon did.

(d)we know that - Halachah le'Moshe mi'Sinai [See Tos. Yom-Tov]).

(e)And the Tana says 'and if he became Tamei' (Bedi'eved) in connection with a N'zir Shimshon - to balance the Reisha which discusses what the Din is if a N'zir Olam becomes Tamei.

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8)

(a)What does the Tana mean when it refers to 'S'tam Nezirus'?

(b)For how long must the Nazir practice his Nezirus?

(c)How does he learn it from the Pasuk in Naso "Kadosh Yih'yeh Gadeil Pera"?

(d)What if a Nazir declares 'Hareini Nazir ...

1. ... Achas Gedolah'?

2. ... Achas Ketanah'?

3. ... mi'Ka'an ve'ad Sof ha'Olam'?

(e)Why in the latter case, did the Nazir then say 'mi'Ka'an ve'ad Sof ha'Olam'?

8)

(a)When the Tana mean refers to 'S'tam Nezirus', he means the Nezirus that a Nazir undertakes to keep without specifying a time-period ...

(b)... in which case he must practice his Nezirus - for thirty days (which is the minimum period of Nezirus).

(c)He learns it from the word "Yih'yeh" (in the Pasuk in Naso "Kadosh Yih'yeh Gadeil Pera") - whose Gematriyah is thirty (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

(d)If a Nazir declares 'Hareini Nazir ...

1. ... Achas Gedolah' ...

2. ... Achas Ketanah' or ...

3. ... mi'Ka'an ve'ad Sof ha'Olam' - he is a Nazir for thirty days ...

(e)... and when, in the latter case, the Nazir added the words 'mi'Ka'an ve'ad Sof ha'Olam' he meant simply that - he considers the thirty days so long that it is as if he had accepted it forever (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

9)

(a)What does the Mishnah say about a Nazir who declares 'Hareini Nazir ve'Yom Echad', ' ... ve'Sha'ah Achas' or ' ... Achas u'Mechtzah'?

(b)And what if he says 'Hareini Nazir Sheloshim Yom ve'Sha'ah Achas'?

(c)Why is that?

(d)What does the Tana learn from the Pasuk "*Yemei* Nizro"?

(e)Why do we not say in this case, that he has taken upon himself two periods of Neziros (like we learned in the previous cases)?

9)

(a)The Mishnah rules that a Nazir who declares 'Hareini Nazir ve'Yom Echad', ' ... ve'Sha'ah Achas' or ' ... Achas u'Mechtzah' - must observe two sets of thirty days (See Tos. Yom-Tov DH 'Hareini Nazir' 1, 2 & 3).

(b)If he says 'Hareini Nazir Sheloshim Yom ve'Sha'ah Achas' - he is a Nazir for thirty-one days ...

(c)... because there is no such thing as Nezirus for hours.

(d)And the Tana learns this - from the Pasuk "*Yemei* Nizro, which implies "days", 'but not hours'.

(e)We not say in this case, that he has taken upon himself two periods of Neziros (like we learned in the previous cases) - since one can easily combine the hour with the thirty days (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

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10)

(a)What does the Tana Kama say about a Nazir who declares 'Hareini Nazir ki'Se'ar Roshi', ' ... ka'Afar ha'aretz' or 'ke'Chol ha'Yam'?

(b)How often does the Mishnah permit him to shave?

(c)Why does this differ from a regular N'zir Olam, who may shave only once every year?

10)

(a)The Tana Kama rules that a Nazir who declares 'Hareini Nazir ki'Se'ar Roshi', ' ... ka'Afar ha'aretz' or 'ke'Chol ha'Yam' - is a Nazir Olam ...

(b).. who is permitted to shave - once every thirty days.

(c)This differs from a regular N'zir Olam, who may shave only once every year - inasmuch as (unlike the latter) he is not a one-time permanent Nazir, but an ongoing Nazir (comprising as many times Nezirus of thirty days as there are hairs on his head ... [See Tos. Yom-Tov]).

11)

(a)According to Rebbi, the current Nazir is not permitted to shave every thirty days. What would he have to say in order to enjoy that concession?

(b)Why the difference?

(c)Like whom is the Halachah?

11)

(a)According to Rebbi, the current Nazir is not permitted to shave every thirty days. To enjoy that concession, he would have to say - 'Harei alai Nezirus ki'Se'ar Roshi, ke'Afar ha'Aretz or ke'Chol ha'Yam' ...

(b)... which has connotations of plural, as opposed to the 'Hareini Nazir, which implies one prolonged Nezirus.

(c)The Halachah is - like the Tana Kama.

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12)

(a)The Mishnah rules that if someone declares Nezirus 'a room-full' or 'a box-full', we query him as to what he meant. What are the two interpretations of his declaration?

(b)What if he claims that he meant ...

1. ... one large Nezirus?

2. ... 'S'tam'? What does he mean by that?

(c)What will Beis-Din then tell him to do?

(d)How often will he be allowed to shave?

12)

(a)The Mishnah rules that if someone declares Nezirus 'a room-full' or 'a box-full', we query him as to whether he meant - one large Nezirus or S'tam.

(b)If he claims that he meant ...

1. ... one large Nezirus - then he is a Nazir for thirty days (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

2. ... 'S'tam' - meaning that he will accept whatever interpretation Beis-Din attribute to his words ...

(c)... then Beis-Din will tell him - to observe a Nezirus for as many days as the mustard-seeds (See Tos. Yom-Tov) that one can fit into the room or the box (which means effectively that he is a N'zir Olam) ...

(d)... who will he be allowed to shave - once every twelve months (See Tos. Yom-Tov).

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13)

(a)How do we assess the length of the Nazir's Nezirus if he says 'that he is a Nazir up to a distant town'?

(b)What distinction does the Tana then draw between a journey that takes less than thirty days and one that takes longer?

(c)On what condition is the Tana speaking?

(d)What if he has no intention of traveling there?

13)

(a)We assess the length of the Nazir's Nezirus, if he says 'that he is a Nazir up to a distant town'- according to the number of days it takes to get there on foot.

(b)The Tana then draws a distinction between a journey that takes less than thirty days (and presumably the same will apply if it takes precisely thirty days) - in which case he is a Nazir for thirty days, and one that takes longer - in which case he is a Nazir according to the number of days that it will take to get there.

(c)The Tana is speaking on condition that - he actually intends to go there (See Tos. Yom-Tov) ...

(d)... otherwise, he is a Nazir for thirty days, because then what he obviously meant was one long Nezirus.

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14)

(a)What does the Tana rule in a case where the Nazir declares Nezirus equivalent to the number of days in a sun-year (or in the year)?

(b)What did Rebbi Yehudah say once happened?

(c)He is not coming to refute the opinion of the Tana Kama, but of Rebbi who disagrees with the Tana Kama. What did Rebbi say?

(d)Like whom is the Halachah?

14)

(a)In a case where the Nazir declares Nezirus equivalent to the number of days in a sun-year (or in the year), the Tana rules that - he is obligated to keep as many Nezirus' as there are in a year (i.e. three hundred and sixty-five).

(b)Rebbi Yehudah states that it once happened that - no sooner had the Nazir completed that amount of periods of Nezirus, that he died.

(c)He is not coming to refute the opinion of the Tana Kama, but of Rebbi, who disagrees with the Tana Kama, and who says - that he a N'zir Olam, whose term of Nezirus does not end (See also Tos. Yom-Tov).

(d)The Halachah is - like Rebbi Yehudah.

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