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Nazir 8: To Be a Nazir Forever

A new mishnah: One who takes on being a nazir using euphemistic language – may indeed take on nezirut for his whole life, with some question as to how often he might be eligible to cut his hair/shave his head – depending on the phrasing used to undertake the nezirut. Likewise, one can undertake longer periods of nezirut, depending on phrasing. Also, one who undertakes nezirut “forever” can also delimit the time, depending. With the possibility of one long nezirut or multiple repetitions of 30-day periods of nezirut. Plus, different ways of counting, and different shapes of houses supporting the different ways of counting.

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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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