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Rosh Kollel: Rabbi Mordecai Kornfeld
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Previous daf Nazir 22
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1) ANNULMENT BY A HUSBAND
(a) Answer #4 (Beraisa): A woman accepted to be a Nazir, and
became Teme'ah; later, her husband annulled her Nezirus -
she brings a bird as a sin-offering, but not a bird
1. Suggestion: If a husband cuts off a vow - she should
also bring a bird as a burnt-offering!
(b) Answer #5 (Beraisa): Leah accepted to be a Nezirah;
Rachel said 'And I'. Leah's husband annulled her vow -
Leah is not a Nezirah, Rachel is.
2. Counter-question: But if he uproots it - she should
also be exempt from the bird sin-offering!
3. Answer: The Beraisa is as R. Eliezer ha'Kapar.
i. (Beraisa - R. Eliezer ha'Kapar): Question:
"That he sinned on the soul" - on which soul
did he sin?
4. One who pains himself by abstaining from only 1
thing is called a sinner - all the more so, one who
fasts and denies himself all food!
ii. Answer: (On his own soul), he pained himself by
abstaining from wine; for this he is called a
1. This proves that a husband's annulment cuts off a
(c) (Continuation of Beraisa): R. Shimon says, if Rachel
said, I am as you, when Leah's Nezirus is annulled, so is
(d) (Mar Zutra, son of Rav Mari): From Chachamim (who say
that Rachel remains a Nezirah after Leah's Nezirus is
annulled) we can resolve the question of Rami Bar Chama.
2) I AM A NAZIR IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
1. Question (Rami Bar Chama): This is forbidden to me
as the meat of Shelamim - what is the law?
(e) Version #1 - Objection: Our case is unlike Rami Bar
i. Does a person Matfis (endow Chulin with the
Kedushah of something Kodesh) as the original
Kedushah of the Kodesh (i.e. before the blood
of the Shelamim was thrown on the Altar, when
the meat was forbidden to all)?
ii. Or, does he Matfis with the final Kedushah
(i.e. after the blood was thrown, and the meat
may be eaten)?
1. There, even though the meat may be eaten after the
blood is thrown - it may not be eaten outside the
Temple! (And a person might intend Lehatfis in the
(f) Version #2: Yes, from Chachamim we can resolve the
question (a person is Matfis in the original Kedushah).
2. Here, Rachel cannot intend Lehatfis in the final
Kedushah - after Leah's Nezirus is annulled, Leah is
not a Nezirah at all!
(a) Question: After Leah accepted Nezirus, Rachel said 'I am
a Nazirah in your footsteps' - what is the law?
3) CONDITIONAL NEZIRUS
1. Does Rachel intend to always have the same status as
Leah, and if Leah's Nezirus is annulled, Rachel will
also be permitted?
(b) Answer (Mishnah): Leah said, 'I am a Nezirah'; her
husband heard and said 'And I' - he cannot annul her
2. Or, does she intend to follow in Leah's path before
annulment (and will remain forbidden)?
1. If a person intends Lehatfis before annulment - he
should be able to annul her Nezirus, and he will
still be a Nazir!
(c) Rejection: Really, a person is Matfis before annulment.
2. Rather, it must be that he wants to always have her
status, and therefore he cannot annul her Nezirus
(for this would permit his own Nezirus).
i. If someone else was Matfis in Leah's Nezirus,
he would become permitted after annulment.
1. Her husband cannot annul her Nezirus, because saying
'And I', is as confirmation.
i. If he regrets his confirmation, and a Chacham
annuls the confirmation, the husband may then
annul his wife's Nezirus; if not, he cannot
(a) (Mishnah): Reuven said to his wife 'I am a Nazir - and
you?' She answered 'Amen' - he can annul her Nezirus, and
he is still a Nazir.
(b) Contradiction (Beraisa): Reuven said to his wife 'I am a
Nazir - and you?' If she answered 'Amen', they are both
Nezirim; if not, neither is a Nazir. - he can annul her
Nezirus, and he is still a Nazir.
(c) Answer #1 (Rav Yehudah): Correct the Beraisa to say 'He
can annul her Nezirus, and he is still a Nazir' (as the
(d) Answer #2 (Abaye): We need not alter the Beraisa. The
case is, he said 'I am a Nazir, and you?' - he only
accepted Nezirus if she will be a Nazir.