REVIEW QUESTIONS ON GEMARA AND RASHI
prepared by Rabbi Eliezer Chrysler
Kollel Iyun Hadaf, Jerusalem
Previous daf Nazir 49
(a) Seeing as, according to Rebbi Akiva, Meis Mitzvah overrides Nazir from
"le'Aviv" and a Kohen Gadol who is a Nazir from "le'Achiv", why does the
Torah need to write "le'Imo"? Why is his mother not automatically included
(b) Then why does the Torah need to write "le'Aviv"? Why can we not learn it
(c) If the relationship of a father is a Safek, on what basis is one then
obligated to honor one's father? How does anyone ever know who his father
(a) The Torah writes in Emor with regard to Kohen Gadol "Al Kol Nafshos
Answers to questions
What does Rebbi Akiva learn from ...
(b) By Nazir too, the Torah writes "al Kol Nefesh Meis", and Rebbi Akiva
learns strangers from "Nefesh" (and not from "al Kol").
- ... "Al Kol"?
- ... "Meis"?
- ... "Nafshos"?
How come that
here, he learns strangers from "al Kol"?
(c) Then how can he also use "Nafshos" to teach us a Revi'is of blood from
(d) Why does Rebbi Akiva require a Pasuk (by Kohen Gadol) for the
prohibition of strangers? Why can he not learn it from a 'Kal va'Chomer'
from a Kohen Hedyot, or because the Kohen Gadol was already forbidden from
the time that he was a Kohen Hedyot (as we explained earlier)?
(a) What do the following cases of Nazir have in common: 1. a corpse or a
k'Zayis from a corpse; 2. a k'Zayis of juices from a corpse; 3. a spoonful
of dust from a corpse; 4. a spinal-cord and/or a skull from a corpse; 5. a
complete limb from a corpse; 6. a complete limb from a living person with a
befitting amount of flesh still attached to it? In which three regards do
they share the same Halachah?
(b) What is considered 'a befitting amount of flesh'?
(c) Bones and blood are included in the above list too.
What is the
minimum Shiur of ...
- ... bones?
- ... blood?
(a) What other condition must be fulfilled before bones can fit into this
(b) How do we reconcile the Shiur of a half-Log of blood with the Halachah
(cited in our Mishnah) that a Revi'is (a quarter-Log) of blood is Metamei
(c) What is the source for all these measures?
(a) In which regard does a bone the size of a barley (which also renders
Tamei) differ from the above?
(b) In all the above cases, the Nazir requires sprinkling with the ashes of
the Parah Adumah on the third and seventh days and must demolish his
How much of his Nezirus must he demolish?
(c) When does he recommence his Nezirus?
(a) Why did Rebbi Yehudah refuse entry to the Beis-Hamedrash to Rebbi Meir's
disciples after Rebbi Meir's death?
Answers to questions
(b) Which of Rebbi Meir's disciples managed to gain entry?
(c) How did Rebbi Yehudah prove his point when Sumchus cited our Mishnah in
the name of Rebbi Meir? How would *he* have cited the Mishnah?
(d) What was Rebbi Yossi's reaction to the situation?