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Nazir 42: If a Nazir Is Bald, Can He Shave?

Tongue in cheek: what really counts as shaving? How much hair can be left, with what tool, etc. Plus, 3 mishnayot: intent for hair removal is salient, dirt would cause hair to fall out, likewise shampooing. And lastly, a nazir who violates his restrictions is only given multiple sets of lashes if he makes it clear that he hasn’t forgotten the prohibition, and is going to violate it anyway.

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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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