If a non-Jew takes the nazirite vow, may they be granted supernatural strength like Samson?

Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If anyone, man or woman, explicitly utters a nazirite’s vow, to set himself apart for Hashem, numbers 6:2

throughout his term as nazirite he is consecrated to Hashem. numbers 6:8

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There is nothing in the Nazirite vow which gives one special physical strength, and a non-Jew does not become a Nazirite.


Male or female Jews can become nazirites, but non-Jews cannot.

For more details, the source of this rule and the talmudic logic behind it, read here.

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