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A Nozir is a person who has taken a vow to abstain from grape products, haircuts, and (usually) contact with the dead.

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If someone says "I am a nazir from grape seeds" according to R' Shimon is he prohibited from grape seeds as a Neder?

The Mishna / Gemorah in Nazir 3B says that according to R Shimon if he says I am a Nazir from grape seeds, he is not a Nazir until he specifies everything since he started mentioning details versus if ...
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Bracha over Nazir or Metzora shaving their hair

Was a bracha historically made over shaving the heads/bodies of nazirim or metzoraim? If so what was the girsa?
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Source for "Miktzas HaYom K'Kulo"?

What is the source for "Miktzas HaYom K'Kulo"? I realize it applies to Availus (mourning) and it is also brought up regarding Nazir but I could not find its source?
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Becoming a nazir nowadays

I heard that if someone becomes a Nazir nowadays he can not get out of that state, since he has to bring a Korban to end his Nezirut and that is no longer possible due to the Churban. Is this written ...
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How did Hannah dedicate Samuel in 1 Samuel 1:11?

1 Samuel:11 NASB And she made a vow and said, “Lord of armies, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your bond-servant and remember me, and not forget Your bond-servant, but will give Your ...
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What happens when you jokingly said 'I'm a nazir'?

If somebody gave you a bottle of wine, and you say I don't drink. They ask why, and you answer, jokingly 'I'm a nazir'. Did you take on a vow even though you only intended to joke?
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Can a Nazir cut his hair with shears (gezaz)?

Can a Nazir cut his hair with shears (gezaz)? Numbers 6:5 says not to put a razor (tahar) on the head. But there is another word for shears (gezaz) which seems like scissors and scissors don't have to ...
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In what way is a Nazir holy?

Numbers 6:5 - 'Until the time is completed for which he separates himself to the Lord, he shall be holy.' What does it mean to be holy in the eyes of the LORD? https://biblehub.com/interlinear/numbers/...
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Can I eat any food with vinegar in it like mayonnaise, ketchup, etc if I'm a Nazirite?

Numbers 6:3-4 explains that a Nazirite can't have strong drink nor vinegar of wine also can't eat anything from the vine tree or eat grapes so does that apply to any other foods with vinegar in it ...
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Misprint in Rashi Nozir 45a?

In the texts that I have seen, Rashi commenting on the Gemoro in Nozir 45a says in part: והכי משמע אימתי ובא לפני ה' דהיינו במחנה לוייה בזמן שהוא ראוי לבא אל אהל מועד דהביא כפרתו הא אם לא הביא כפרתו ...
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What precisely are the differences between היתר מצטרף לאיסור and טעם כעיקר?

Learning maseches nozir around daf 35, I encountered two concepts: היתר מצטרף לאיסור (HML) and טעם כעיקר (TK) HML The Gemoro 35b indicates that HML is derived from Bamidbar 6(3) מִיַּ֤יִן וְשֵׁכָר֙ ...
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Nazir and Tefillin

According to the opinions that state that long hair is considered a chatzitza for tefillin, how would a nazir, who doesn't cut his hair, be able to wear tefillin properly?
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What was the source of Samson's strength?

It’s a popular notion that the source of his strength is his hair, but that doesn’t seem right to me. Most supernatural powers are blessings by God for some purpose. It is known that Samson was a ...
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May a catholic take the nazerite vow? [closed]

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 ...
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Can a bald person be a Nazir?

We know someone who takes a Nazirite vow upon themselves must refrain from haircuts, wine and coming close to dead bodies, and at the conclusion of their Nazirite period must cut their hair. What ...
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Why the Minimum Nazirship Length?

In Nazir 2:10, the Mishna states: :אֵין תִּגְלַחַת פָּחוֹת מִשְּׁלשִׁים יוֹם There can be no shaving for a period of less than thirty days. Meaning, if you were in the middle of one nazirship when ...
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Why are Nazirite restrictions not tailor-made to the individual?

One who takes a Nazirite vow of asceticism must not drink wine, cut his hair, or go near the dead. I don't like wine, I don't care if my hair grows long (have done it a few times), and I am not in ...
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What did the Nazir's death add to the story?

Nazir 1:7 states: הֲרֵינִי נָזִיר כְּמִנְיַן יְמוֹת הַחַמָּה, מוֹנֶה נְזִירוּת כְּמִנְיַן יְמוֹת הַחַמָּה. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה, מַעֲשֶׂה הָיָה, כֵּיוָן שֶׁהִשְׁלִים מֵת: [If one says], “Behold I am ...
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Are we obligated in an extra Chatas?

I am predicating this on two ideas: That a person can be obligated now to bring a korban in the future, the way a convert today will be required to bring a korban when moshiach comes. A Nazir brings ...
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Razor used by Leviyim, Nezirim and Lepers

וְכֹֽה־תַעֲשֶׂ֤ה לָהֶם֙ לְטַֽהֲרָ֔ם הַזֵּ֥ה עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם מֵ֣י חַטָּ֑את וְהֶעֱבִ֤ירוּ תַ֙עַר֙ עַל־כָּל־בְּשָׂרָ֔ם וְכִבְּס֥וּ בִגְדֵיהֶ֖ם וְהִטֶּהָֽרוּ׃ This is what you shall do to them, to purify them; ...
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Can a woman be a Nazir?

We know that a man can be a nazir- is it also possible that a woman can be a nazir?
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Nozir who completes his vow: why different permissions in written Torah and Mishna.

A nozir is forbidden grape products, haircutting and to become tomei from a dead body. After successful conclusion of his nezirus, he goes through a process ending with the waving of his korban as ...
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Nazir having his hair removed through an indirect manner

The Mishnah in Nazir 6:3 states: סְתָם נְזִירוּת שְׁלשִׁים יוֹם. גִּלַּח אוֹ שֶׁגִּלְּחוּהוּ לִסְטִים, סוֹתֵר שְׁלשִׁים יוֹם. נָזִיר שֶׁגִּלַּח בֵּין בְּזוּג בֵּין בְּתַעַר אוֹ שֶׁסִּפְסֵף כָּל ...
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Why was Shimshon's fourth response to Delilah worse than the third?

When Delilah asked Shimshon where his miraculous strength came from, he gave four responses: tie me up with seven moist ropes no, they have to be NEW, THICK ropes put seven of my hairs into a loom ...
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How did Chana vow that her son should be a Nazir?

How did Chana vow that her son (Shmuel hanavi) should be a Nazir, when the (Gemara Sotah 23a) says a woman can't impose Nezirut on her son?
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What's the story with nezirut Shimshon in hatarat nedarim?

In the standard text of hatarat nedarim, Artscroll has וכל מיני נזירות שקבלתי עלי חוץ מנזירות שמשון Koren has ואפילו נזירות שמשון There are three types of nezirut (maseches Nazir 1,2): nezirut ...
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Why were Nazarites forbidden to touch anything made of grapes, but we make a brocha over wine on Sabbath?

In numbers 6:1-21, there are a number of requirements for somebody who takes a Nazarite vow. Among them are that the Nazarite "... shall abstain from wine and strong drink: he shall drink no vinegar ...
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Can/may a kohen gadol become a nazir?

A nazir may not take haircuts (usually for a 30 day period) and a kohen gadol must take haircuts weekly (Taanis 17a, 3/4 down the page). Can/may a kohen gadol become a nazir? If so, how does that ...
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Samson and the Nazarite Vow

When Samson returned to check on the carcass of the lion he had slain (Judges 14:8), did he ceremonially defile himself? (especially considering that he took honey from out of the carcass) Would even ...
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Why is it allowed to become a Nazir

The Gemara says in Taanis 11a: דתניא ר' אלעזר הקפר ברבי אומר מה תלמוד לומר {במדבר ו-יא} וכפר עליו מאשר חטא על הנפש וכי באיזה נפש חטא זה אלא שציער עצמו מן היין והלא דברים קל וחומר ומה זה שלא ...
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Who were the Therapeutae?

I recently found a Wikipedia page about a supposed sect of Jews in first century Alexandria called the Therapeutae. According to various pages, they lived as monks, isolating themselves and studying ...
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How are nazir and sota connected?

The gemara Nazir 2a quotes a baraisa saying that כל הרואה סוטה בקלקולה יזיר עצמו מן היין Anyone who sees a sota in her disgrace (would/should) swear off wine. The word יזיר, as I understand it could ...
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Vinegar and Nazir

Inspired by the comments surrounding this answer Since a Nazir is not allowed to drink wine, is wine vinegar also prohibited to Nezirim?
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Nazir and Korban Chatas

I understand that the Torah orders that at the time that a Nazir finishes his year he is required to bring a Korban Chatas. I'm finding it difficult to understand this. First of all what issur did ...
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Does a man with long-hair need to become a nazir [closed]

Is there any issue with a man having long hair if he isn't a nazir, or its necessitating him to become one? Long hair is here defined as shoulder-length or longer.
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Nazir: shaving on the start of the vow

I read that a nazir would shave his hair just prior to taking the vow because of a decree of the sages. Is it true? What is the source for this information?
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How was Shmuel permitted to kill Agag?

How was Shmuel Hanavi, who was a nazir (Nazir 66a, Rambam Nezirus 3:16) allowed to kill Agag if in doing so he became tamei l'mais? I am looking for answers other than Shmuel using a wooden sword or ...
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What is the benefit of humroth (stringencies)?

If we are meant to understand from the Nazir that forbidding things which are really mutar in order to be "extra holy" is really not a positive thing (cf. y.Nedarim 9:1), then of what benefit are ...
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Can a Nazir drink wine if it is part of a holiday observance?

One who takes a Nazarite vow cannot drink wine (or partake of product that uses grapes). I understand that this is to help the Nazir remain focused on God instead of being overcome by other forces (...
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Why is a “Nazir” not allowed to drink wine?

Why is a “Nazir” not allowed to drink wine? If the reason is for him being sober, then why the prohibition on haircuts or the injunction against being impure? Moreover, in the pasuk it says “...
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Why would somebody become a nazir?

B'midbar chapter 6 explains the laws of one who vows to become a nazir, but I've long been puzzled by why one would do this. (Our most famous nazir was commanded in this; Shimshon didn't make that ...
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Nozir and four cups of wine

How can a nozir fulfill the mitzvah of drinking four cups of wine at the passover seder? p.s. It is not a riddle. My son asked me this question, and I don't know what to answer him.
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Clean Cut Nazir?

Can a Nazir cut the hairs on his face?
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