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Reading Assignment - Class #3

Please read mitzvot #368 – 377.  We will not do all the gory details in mitzvah 374;  just look for the main ideas.  Please consider the following questions:

 

Someone who takes a vow to be a nazir pledges to avoid three things. 

1.       What restrictions apply to what a nazir may not eat or drink?  How many mitzvot define what the nazir may not eat or drink? 

2.      What restrictions apply to a nazir cutting his or her hair?  What is the punishment for a nazir who shaves his or her hair?

3.      What sort of tumah is a nazir required to avoid?  What happens if a nazir comes in contact with that sort of tumah anyway?  Reminder:  we will not cover all the detail on this topic that our author includes in mitzvah #374.

 

Who may become a nazir?  Who may not?

 

How is the process of vowing to become a nazir different from other vows and how is it the same?  Can someone vow to take on some of the restrictions of a nazir and not others?    

 

How long does the nazir’s pledge last?  Where does that pledge apply?  What happens if the nazir is in the wrong place? 

 

If a nazir successfully completes his or her period of n’zirut, what happens then?  Which parts of the ceremony are absolutely necessary to allow the nazir to resume activities prohibited to a nazir?

 

If a nazir violates the restrictions of n’zirut, what happens then?  Sort this out based on each of the three restrictions we noted earlier.

 

Under what circumstances is someone else who purposely makes a nazir tamei punishable?

 

Is someone punishable for eating a k’zayit made up of half kosher beef and half treifah beef? 

Is someone punishable for eating a k’zayit made up of half treifah veal and half treifah beef? 

Is someone punishable for eating a k’zayit made up of half treifah beef and half kosher beef the person has made a vow not to eat?

Is someone punishable for eating a k’zayit made up of half treifah beef and half n’veilah beef?

Is someone punishable for eating a k’zayit made up of part treifah beef, part n’veilah beef and part kosher beef?

Is a nazir punishable for consuming a combination of wine and vinegar that totals 1/4 log? 

Is a nazir punishable for consuming a combination of grapes and raisins that totals a k’zayit?

 

May someone eat food that contains the discernible flavor of forbidden food but no actual forbidden food?

Is such a person punishable?  (The author explains two conflicting opinions.)

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