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Nazir 39: Does Hair Grow from the Tip or the Root?

A new mishnah – shaving a nazir’s head cancels the count of the 30 days of nezirut. Removing hair in any way means lashes, but the question is how does hair grow? With implications for which growth was cut off, if another cuts it off him (and how many days are left to his nezirut). Plus, the proofs from both halakhah and reality, as well as the rationale for R. Eliezer’s opinion.

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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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