• April 19, 2024
  • 11 5784, Nisan
  • פרשת מצרע

Daf Yomi Nazir

Daf Yomi Nazir

Join Rabbi Gidon Rothstein for a daily shiur of the Daf Yomi Masechet Nazir given each morning from the Young Israel of Scarsdale, New York. For the previous masechet, click HERE for the Daf Yomi Nedarim course. For the next masechet, Sotah, please CLICK HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: Classes are NOT held on Shabbat (Saturday) or Jewish holidays. For those days and any other days when the teacher may not be available at the regularly scheduled time, a pre-recorded lesson will be posted. The live classes will take place Sundays at 7:30am EST and Monday-Friday at 6:15am EST.”

January 25, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 2–נזיר ב
Class description

Nazir 2a and Nazir 2b, getting started with an analysis of the order of the mishnah, why Nazir is in Seder Nashim, and then how yadot work with a nazir.

January 26, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 3–נזיר ג
Class description

Nazir 3a and Nazir 3b, languages people use to create a nezirut.

January 27, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 4–נזיר ד
Class description

Nazir 4a and Nazir 4b, whether nazir can stop one from drinking mitzvah wine, and the differene between a Nezir Shimshon and a Nezir Olam

January 28, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Daf Yomi Nazir -Nazir 5–נזיר ה
Class description

Nazir 5a and Nazir 5b, how long a lifelong nazir must wait before cutting his/her hair, the minimum length of a nezirut, and how we know.

January 29, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 6–נזיר ו
Class description

Nazir 6a and Nazir 6b, continuing to weigh R. Matna and Bar Peda against Tannaitic sources, to see whether nezirut is a minimum of 29 or 30 days.

January 30, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 7-נזיר ז
Class description

Nazir 7a and Nazir 7b, ways of delineating the length of time of a nezirut and what they mean.

January 31, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 8–נזיר ח
Class description

Nazir 8a and Nazir 8b, figuring out the length of commitments to nezirut, depending on the wording.

February 1, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 9–נזיר ט
Class description

Nazir 9a and Nazir 9b, muddled language of a vow to be a nazir, and how to understand it.

February 2, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 10–נזיר י
Class description

Nazir 10a and Nazir 10b, two ways to explain why today’s Mishnah– a commitment to be a nazir from meat and/or from a door– doesn’t just replicate yesterday’s Mishnah about dried figs.

February 3, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 11–נזיר יא
Class description

Nazir 11a and Nazir 11b, three Mishnayot with situations where we are unclear as to the commitment a person made.

February 4, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 12–נזיר יב-
Class description

Nazir 12a and Nazir 12b, the limits of agency, what we can and cannot make agents for .

February 5, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 13–נזיר יג
Class description

Nazir 13a and Nazir 13b, unclear conditions to start a nezirut and intersecting periods of nezirut.

February 6, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 14–נזיר יד
Class description

Nazir 14a and Nazir 14b, intersecting periods of nezirut and how they interact.

February 7, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 15–נזיר טו
Class description

Nazir 15a and Nazir 15b, how the last day of a nezirut can or cannot count twice.

February 8, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 16–נזיר טז
Class description

Nazir 16a and Nazir 16b, becoming ritually impure at the end of a period of nezirut or even after, and how it affects the nazir.

February 9, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir17–נזיר יז
Class description

Nazir 17a and Nazir 17b, how taking a vow while already tamei differs from being a nazir and then becoming tamei.

February 10, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 18–נזיר יח
Class description

Nazir 18a and Nazir 18b, still nailing down when the 7th day of becoming tahor and when the 8th day are the crucial ones.

February 11, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 19 -נזיר יט
Class description

Nazir 19a and Nazir 19b, a nazir who has contact with the deceased either during or at the beginning of his/her nezirut, including thoughts on the sin in becoming a nazir.

February 12, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 20-נזיר כ
Class description

Nazir 20a and Nazir 20b, nezirut made outside of Israel and brought to Israel, varying testimonies about how many periods of nezirut were undertaken, and the workings of nezirut based on someone else’s acceptance.

February 13, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 21-נזיר כא
Class description

Nazir 21a and Nazir 21b, in whom in a chain of people am I attaching my nezirut if I say, and me? Does the husband retroactively uproot a wife’s nezirut, or cut it off?

February 14, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 22-נזיר כב
Class description

Nazir 22a and Nazir 22b, figuring out whether a husband uproots a wife’s vow retroactively, whether there is leftover sin even from a retroactively uprooted sin, and how people connect to other people’s vows, with what effect.

February 15, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 23–נזיר כג
Class description

Nazir 23a and Nazir 23b, the interplay of intention and action in determining culpability or credit for sins and mitzvot.

February 16, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 24–נזיר כד
Class description

Nazir 24a and Nazir 24b, what happens with money or animals set aside for sacrifices that don’t come to fruition.

February 17, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 25–נזיר כה
Class description

Nazir 25a and Nazir 25b, rules for a hatat and an asham, when they can be converted to something else and when not, as well as some discussion of the difference between halachah le-Moshe mi-Sinai and halachot in the Torah.

February 18, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 26–נזיר כו
Class description

Nazir 26a and Nazir 26b, a really quick Daf, taking up issues of when we think an owner has set aside animals, monies, or other items with a greater or lesser specificity, affecting what we can do with them.

February 19, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 27–נזיר כז
Class description

Nazir 27a and Nazir 27b, trying to figure out what counts as well-defined for donations of sacrifices for a nazir.

February 20, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 28–נזיר כח
Class description

Nazir 28a and Nazir 28b, until when in the course of a nezirut can a husband break (be mefer) a wife’s commitment to nezirut, then starting the idea of a father committing his son to a nezirut.

February 21, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 29–נזיר כט
Class description

Nazir 29a and Nazir 29b, the debate between R. Yochanan and Resh Lakish as to whether the father can declare his son a nazir as an halachah le Moshe mi Sinai, or as a matter of education, and then also the debate between Rebbe and R. Yose b. R. Yehudah on whether this right extends all the way to adulthood.

February 22, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 30–נזיר ל
Class description

Nazir 30a and Nazir 30b, how a man might be able to use his father’s money for his own nezirut.

February 23, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 31–נזיר לא
Class description

Nazir 31a and Nazir 31b, the question of hekdesh be-ta’ut, erroneous dedication to the Beit HaMikdash.

February 24, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 32-נזיר לב
Class description

Nazir 32a and Nazir 32b, errors we can make in dedicating items or ourselves to hekdesh, and their impact on the neder.

February 25, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 33–נזיר לג
Class description

Nazir 33a and Nazir 33b, a very short Daf, the text of the Gemara is about the kinds of conditions people can or cannot put on being a nazir, and then I reviewed some Tosafot on points from the previous 2 dapim (but printed here).

February 26, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 34–נזיר לד
Class description

Nazir 34a and Nazir 34b, finishing the topic of errors and doubts within a commitment to nezirut, starting on defining the prohibitions of being a nazir.

February 27, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 35–נזיר לה
Class description

Nazir 35a and Nazir 35b, sorting out the ways of deriving ideas from groupings of specific and general language, either a kelal u-perat u-kelal, or a ribui miut ve-ribui, or a perat u-kelal u-perat.

February 28, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 36–נזיר לו
Class description

Nazir 36a and Nazir 36b, ways in which mixtures of various sorts do or do not create full violations of the Torah.

March 1, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 37–נזיר לז
Class description

Nazir 37a and Nazir 37b, figuring out the sources for concepts regarding prohibitions, whether that permissible material combines with the prohibited, or the taste counts as if the original is there.

March 2, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 38-נזיר לח
Class description

Nazir 38a and Nazir 38b, the ways revi’it plays a role, in both red and clear liquids, and then back to the nazir prohibitions and how they work.

March 3, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 39–נזיר לט
Class description

Nazir 39a and Nazir 39b, the prohibition on removing hair, and how it is or is not violated.

March 4, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 40–נזיר מ
Class description

Nazir 40a and Nazir 40b, finding sources for the requirement to use a razor in closing nezirut, tzara’at, and the Levi’im at their dedication.

March 5, 2023 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 41–נזיר מא
Class description

Nazir 41a and Nazir 41b, figuring out how Rabbanan and R. Eliezer learned that a metzora is supposed to use a razor, and how we know that an obligation can push aside a prohibition.

March 6, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 42–נזיר מב
Class description

Nazir 42a and Nazir 42b, rules of hair removal, intentional or accidental, and then of becoming tamei by contact with the deceased.

March 7, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 43–נזיר מג
Class description

Nazir 43a and Nazir 43b, ways to have the tumah of entry happen at the exact moment as the tumah of contact; when a kohen cannot be in the presence of someone who is dying; and how whole a body must be for a relative kohen to be allowed to have contact with it.

March 8, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 44–נזיר מד
Class description

Nazir 44a and Nazir 44b, the stringencies and leniencies of wine drinking, becoming tamei, and/or haircutting for a nazir, and then the difference between nazir and metzora in counting days to end their status.

March 9, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 45–נזיר מה
Class description

Nazir 45a and Nazir 45b, how the nazir shaves and brings sacrifices upon successful completion of the nezirut.

March 10, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 46–נזיר מו
Class description

Nazir 46a and Nazir 46b,what’s needed to end a nezirut.

March 11, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 47–נזיר מז
Class description

Nazir 47a and Nazir 47b, finishing the chapter with what to do if the nazir becomes tamei in the midst of the sacrificial closing process, and then priorities of who should become tamei for a met mitzvah.

March 12, 2023 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 48–נזיר מח
Class description

Nazir 48a and Nazir 48b, deriving the right/responsibility of a nazir to be involved with the burial of someone who has no one else to bury him/her, the permissibility of forms of tum’ah other than those created by deceased humans, and the need to be involved with a met mitzvah despite being on the way to a very important observance.

March 13, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 49–נזיר מט
Class description

Nazir 49a and Nazir 49b, finishing R. Akiva’s derivations of the right to bury a met mitzvah, and then on to what body parts create the status of tum’ah for which a nazir has to restart his/her nezirut.

March 14, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 50-נזיר נ
Class description

Nazir 50a and Nazir 50b, what kinds and amounts of impurity cause a nazir to have to start over.

March 15, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 51–נזיר נא
Class description

Nazir 51a and Nazir 51b, rekev, decomposed dust, and how it can and cannot be made for conveying tum’ah.

March 16, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 52–נזיר נב
Class description

Nazir 52a and Nazir 52b, mostly trying to prove whether the spine and skull can each convey full tum’ah causing a nazir to have to stop, shave, become tahor  and bring korbanot before returning to nezirut, or we need both.

March 17, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 53–נזיר נג
Class description

Nazir 53a and Nazir 53b, whether just the skull or spine can create tum’ah for a nazir to shave, and whether a small bone creates any tum’ah at all.

March 18, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 54–נזיר נד
Class description

Nazir 54a and Nazir 54b, working on whether R. Yohanan or Resh Lakish is right about the minimum size of bones conveying tum’ah, and then types of tum’ah that do not require a nazir to shave.

March 19, 2023 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 55–נזיר נה
Class description

Nazir 55a and Nazir 55b, finishing up with the debate about large containers passing over areas outside of Israel, and then with how tzara’at affects the count of

March 20, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 56–נזיר נו
Class description

Nazir 56a and Nazir 56b, when the nazir can or cannot shave, and how that relates to other issues of tum’ah.

March 21, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 57–נזיר נז
Class description

Nazir 57a and Nazir 57b, when two nezirim are told that one of them has become tamei.

March 22, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 58–נזיר נח
Class description

Nazir 58a and Nazir 58b, the sources for allowing a nazir to shave for tzara’at, and how an aseh pushes aside a lo ta’aseh.

March 23, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 59–נזיר נט
Class description

Nazir 59a and Nazir 59b, men shaving their body hair as part  of a discussion of the prohibition to cross dress, then back to when there are doubts about a nazir‘s tum’ah status and how to resolve it.

March 24, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 60–נזיר ס
Class description

Nazir 60a and Nazir 60b, when multiple issues collide, and why one shaving can’t count for two needs.

March 25, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 61-נזיר סא
Class description

Nazir 61a and Nazir 61b, how we know a non-Jew cannot become a nazir.

March 26, 2023 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 62–נזיר סב
Class description

Nazir 62a and Nazir 62b, working out what applies to a non-Jew in nazir, in vows, in arakhin.

March 27, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 63–נזיר סג
Class description

Nazir 63a and Nazir 63b, the idea of tum’at ha-tehom, hidden tum’ah, and how it affects a nazir and others.

March 28, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 64–נזיר סד
Class description

Nazir 64a and Nazir 64b, floating tum’ah and other doubts about when we have to assume we are tamei.

March 29, 2023 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 65-נזיר סה
Class description

Nazir 65a and Nazir 65b, what requires us to assume we have discovered a hidden cemetery, and where prior context affects how we interpret possible tzara’at and/or zivah events.

March 30, 2023 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Daf Yomi Nazir: Nazir 66-נזיר סו
Class description

Nazir 66a and Nazir 66b. Finishing, but not quite, in case you want a siyyum for Erev Pesach. And if you need a summary to decide to listen, we’ve already lost.

Rabbi Dr. Gidon Rothstein has semicha from YU (RIETS) and a PhD from Harvard. He has worked in shul rabbinate, high school and adult education. He is the author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently "As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience". He lives in Riverdale, NY.