REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 19
(a) What does the Tana of a Beraisa say about a Nezirah who became Tamei and
who had already designated the two birds for her Chatas and Olah (as well as
her Asham), when her husband annulled her Neder?
(b) Rav Chisda establishes the author of this Beraisa as Rebbi Yishmael B'no
shel Rebbi Yochanan ben Berokah.
Why is that? Why can it not be Rebbi?
(c) Seeing as she does not bring the Olah (even though it comes as a
Kaparah, according to Rebbi Yishmael ... ), why does she then bring the
(d) We conclude that, according to this Tana, a husband uproots his wife's
Nedarim from their inception (like a Chacham).
What would the Halachah be,
if he held that he only negates it from that moment and onwards?
(a) We establish Rebbi Yishmael ... like Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar (otherwise
she would not require a Kaparah at all).
What does Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar
learn from the Pasuk "ve'Chiper Alav me'Asher Chata al ha'Nefesh"?
(b) And what does he extrapolate from there?
(c) Seeing as, according to Rebbi Elazar ha'Kapar, even a Nazir Tahor has
sinned, why does the Torah write 'me'Asher Chata al ha'Nefesh specifically
by a Nazir Tamei?
(d) Then why does she not bring her Chatas even if she did not become Tamei?
(a) Our Mishnah, in the case of someone who undertook Nezirus in a cemetery,
continues 'Yatza ve'Nichnas, Olin Lo min ha'Minyan'.
What is the problem
with this statement?
(b) Shmuel answered 'Kegon she'Yatza ve'Hizah ve'Shanah ve'Taval'.
does the Tana then add 've'Nichnas'?
(c) What did Rav reply when Rav Kahana and Rav Asi asked him why he did not
explain this to them?
(a) What does Rebbi Eliezer in our Mishnah learn from the Pasuk "ve'ha'Yamim
Answers to questions
(b) What comment did Ula make with regard to a Nazir Tahor she'Nitma,
according to Rebbi Eliezer?
(c) From where does Rava extrapolate Ula's comment?
(a) Abaye asks on Ula from a Beraisa.
Based on the Pasuk ve'ha'Yamim
ha'Rishonim Yiplu", what does the Beraisa say about a Nazir for a hundred
days who became Tamei on the first day or on the last day?
(b) Does this mean that, according to Rebbi Eliezer, if he becomes Tamei on
the hundreth day, he does not demolish his Nezirus at all?
(c) Then why do we need to learn that from "ve'ha'Yamim ha'Rishonim Yiplu"?
Why will the Pasuk "ve'Zos Toras ha'Nazir be'Yom Me'los", from which we
learned the same Halachah in the first Perek, not suffice?
(a) What will be the Din if he became Tamei on the ninety-ninth day? Does he
demolish all the previous days?
(b) How will this work according to Rav Masna, who holds 'Miktzas ha'Yom
(c) How does this Beraisa refute Ula's explanation of Rebbi Eliezer?
(a) What did Rav Papa mean when he asked Abaye 'Halein "Yamim" de'ka'Amrinan
de'Nafak Chad u'Maschilin T'rein, O Dilma de'Nafkin T'rein u'Maschilin
(b) Why did Abaye not answer him ...
(c) We also ask from the Beraisa that we quoted above 'Maschil u'Moneh Miyad
(ba'Shevi'i)', who brings a Korban Tum'ah if he became Tamei on the eighth
day (which is like the second day).
- ... from our Mishnah, where Rebbi Eliezer said 'Lo le'Bo be'Yom', (after nightfall) implying that immediately after nightfall demolishes?
- ... from the Beraisa, which, contrary to the Rabbanan, who hold that Tum'ah demolishes even on the first day, says 'Nitma bi'Techilas Me'ah (Eino Soser)', implying that after nightfall does demolish?
- ... from the Seifa of the current Beraisa, which holds that the ninety-ninth day demolishes? Is it not safe to presume that at the beginning of the Nezirus too, we will say likewise?
Assuming that Rav Papa knew of that
Beraisa (which he may well have not), why is it difficult to answer that
here it is different, because he had the seventh day, which is a complete
(d) How else might we answer the Kashya? Why might Rav Papa be searching for
this Halachah in spite of that Beraisa?
(a) Abaye did not know how to answer Rav Papa.
What did Rava answer him,
based on the word "Yiplu"?
(b) Now that the Torah writes "Yiplu" to teach us that one does not require
two complete days, why does it also need to write "Yamim"?
(a) Why is a Nazir in Chutz la'Aretz obligated to go to Eretz Yisrael?
(b) According to Beis Shamai, once he arrives in Eretz Yisrael, he is
obligated to observe another thirty day term of Nezirus.
What do Beis
(c) What is the reason for both opinions?
(a) Why did Queen Helen undertake a seven-year term of Nezirus?
(b) What happened to turn this into a twenty-one year terms?
(c) Rebbi Yehudah in our Mishnah disagrees.
What does he say?
(a) What are the two possible levels of Tum'ah that Chazal decreed on Chutz
Answers to questions
(b) We suggest that Beis Shamai, who are lenient in our Mishnah, hold 'al
Gushah Gazru', and Beis Hillel, who are stringent, hold 'al Avirah Gazru'.
On what grounds do we reject this suggestion?
(c) So we switch the suggested opinions, submitting that Beis Shamai hold
'al Avirah Gazru' and Beis Hillel 'al Gushah Gazru'.
How will that explain
the opinion of ...
(d) We conclude that in fact, they both hold 'Mishum Avirah Gazru'. This
explains Beis Shamai admirably.
- ... Beis Shamai?
- ... Beis Hillel?
But what is now the reason of Beis Hillel?