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Nazir 63: The Matter Has Legs

A Nazir who has reached the point of shaving, and then encounters impurity – depending on the kind of impurity, he might need to cancel the nezirut days. But if it was utterly unknown (tehom), he doesn’t redo the nezirut. Plus, the case of a person who goes to dunk in the water of a cave, and while there, encounters a dead body – he may or may not encounter impurity. Potentially depending on what the status had been prior to the encounter. Also, the case of the person who can’t pass a dead body in the street, because it’s literally blocking his way. Which opens up all kinds of issues with regard to whether the person walking can remain pure or not.

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Anne and Yardaena

Anne Gordon is the deputy editor of Ops & Blogs at The Times of Israel. She is a veteran educator, having taught in high school and post-high school institutions in Israel and America for several decades. Yardaena Osband is a pediatrician and teaches in her community and online. They both hail from Boston, proud alumna of Maimonides School, where they first learned Gemara. Talking Talmud is their conversation (via podcast) on the daf yomi. They say: "Learning the daf? We have something for you to think about. Not learning the daf? We have something for you to think about! (Along with a taste of the daf...) Join the conversation with us!"
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