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A Kohen may not perform the mitzvah of returning a lost object if it requires entering a cemetery. Bava Metzia 32a. What about a nazir? The nazir has two negative commandments (per sefer haChinuch) against becoming tamei meis, but no positive commandment to stay tahor/kadosh. So could (or even should) a nazir enter a cemetery to return a lost object?

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  • Are you asking that for the nozir, the positive commandment of returning a lost object should push aside the negative commandments of not becoming tomei meis? Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 11:18
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    לא דחינן איסורא מקמי ממונא - Bava Metzia 30a
    – שלום
    Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 11:55
  • @AvrohomYitzchok - yes. Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 11:59
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    Nazir has aseh of ככל היוצא מפיו יעשה (see Rambam Hilchot Nezirut 1:3)
    – Joel K
    Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 12:40
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    @PurpleTurtle check out Minchat Chinuch 539. He discusses this towards the beginning
    – Joel K
    Commented Oct 23, 2023 at 13:04

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