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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 15
1) NEZIRUS AFTER THE TERM
(a) Answer: Tum'ah is different, since it says, "He defiled
the head of his Nezirus" - this refers to one whose
Nezirus depends on his head (i.e. until he shaves).
2) OVERLAPPING NEZIRIYOS
(b) Question (Beraisa): A Nazir that finished his term is
forbidden to shave, drink wine, or become Tamei; if he
did any of these, he is lashed.
1. This refutes R. Yosi bar Chanina.
(a) (Mishnah): 'I will be a Nazir when I have a son; I am a
Nazir 100 days'. If he had a son within 70 days of saying
this, he does not lose any of the days counted; after 70
days, he loses 70 (Tosfos (13B) deletes '70' from the
text), since shaving requires 30 days growth of hair.
3) AS WHOM DOES RAV HOLD
(b) (Gemara - Rav): The 70th day counts for both Neziruyos.
(c) Question (Mishnah): If he had a son within 70 days of
saying this, he does not lose any of the days counted.
1. If the 70th day counts for both - not only does he
not lose, he profits!
(d) Answer: Really, it should not say 'until 70' - it says
this because the end of the Mishnah says 'after 70, he
nullifies', the beginning of the Mishnah says '70'.
(e) Question (Mishnah): If a son is born after 70 days, he
loses (we do not say, day 71 counts for both!)
(f) Answer: 'After 70' means, after the day after 70, i.e.
(g) Objection: But day 71, he would not lose? If so, the
beginning of the Mishnah should say, until 71 days, he
does not lose!
1. Rather, it must be, 'after 70' really means '71';
the Mishnah opposes Rav.
(a) Question: Rav must have said his law as another Tana -
(b) Answer #1: Rav holds as Aba Shaul.
1. (Mishnah): If 3 days passed from burial before Yom
Tov, the mourner is exempt from the restrictions of
the rest of the 7 days of mourning;
2. If burial was 8 days before Yom Tov, he is exempt
from the restrictions of the rest of the 30 days of
mourning, and he is allowed to shave on Erev Yom
Tov; if he did not shave on Erev Yom Tov, he may not
shave after Yom Tov (for the rest of the 30 days);
3. Aba Shaul says, even if he did not shave on Erev Yom
Tov, he may shave after Yom Tov;
(c) Question: What is Aba Shaul's reason?
i. Just as fulfilling 3 days of mourning nullifies
the rest of the 7, also 7 days nullifies the
rest of the 30.
1. Suggestion: The 7th day counts both as part of the
7, and as part of the 30.
(d) Answer #2: Rav holds as R. Yosi.
2. Objection: Perhaps Aba Shaul only said this by the 7
days of mourning, which is Rabbinic, but he would
not say this by 30 days of Nezirus, which is
1. (Mishnah - R. Yosi): The Korban Pesach was
slaughtered for a Shomeres Yom k'Neged Yom (a woman
on the morrow of seeing pre-menstrual blood), and
she later saw blood that same day. She cannot eat
the Pesach at night, but she is exempt from Pesach
Sheni (the compensatory sacrifice for one that did
not fulfill Korban Pesach).
(e) Question: What is R. Yosi's reason?
1. Suggestion: He holds, part of the (2nd) day (before
she saw blood) is as a full day; she only becomes
Teme'ah from the time she saw blood.
(f) Objection: Does R. Yosi really hold thusly?
1. (Beraisa - R. Yosi): The Korban Pesach was
slaughtered for a Zav that had 2 emissions on the
7th day (from his last emission) and a Shomeres Yom
k'Neged Yom; later, each had another sighting. Even
though they retroactively impart a severe Tum'ah (if
they sat on) vessels meant to be sat on, they are
exempt from Pesach Sheni.
(g) Answer: The retroactive Tum'ah is mid'Rabanan
(mid'Oraisa, they are only Tamei from the time they see).
1. Support: This must be so - if not, they would be
obligated to bring Pesach Sheni!
(h) R. Oshiya also holds that the retroactive Tum'ah is
2. Rejection: The retroactive Tum'ah can be mid'Oraisa
- Tum'as ha'Tehom (a Tum'ah that one who could not
have known about) of emissions does not obligate a
person to bring Pesach Sheni.
1. (Beraisa - R. Oshiya): A Zav that has an emission on
the 7th day (from his last emission) wipes out the
days he counted without an emission.
2. R. Yochanan: It should only nullify the 7th day
i. Objection: This is illogical! If it nullifies
the day - it should nullify the entire count;
if not, the count should be complete!
3. Correction: Rather, R. Yochanan says that even the
7th day counts.