Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir
Jews around the world study the same page of Talmud each day as part of the 7-year cycle of the Daf Yomi. Join Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz each week as she reviews the key topics of the previous week’s seven pages, gaining an overview of the entire Talmud while also doing a deeper analysis of one of the core issues in that week’s text. We will combine breadth and depth to gain insights into each Tractate being studied, and enjoy the benefits of moving through topics at a quicker pace.
Whatever your background in Talmud, this shiur will allow you to connect to the worldwide phenomenon of Daf Yomi study, whether you learn the daf each day or just want to gain an overview of the entire Gemara. For the previous tractate, masechet Nedarim, please visit HERE. For the next masechet, Sotah, click HERE
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 1: Daf 2-8
This week we will learn where the concept of Nazir comes from in the Torah and learn about the different types of Nazir that exist. We will learn if one can take upon oneself a partial Nazir status. We will also learn about the minimum and “maximum” time a person can become a Nazir.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 2: Daf 9-15
This week we will learn all of Chapter 2 of Masechet Nazir. We will learn different statements that can or can’t make a person a Nazir. If someone hears a person take upon themselves to be a Nazir and then says “Me Too”, what do they mean? we will also learn about consecutive and concurrent Nazir periods.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 3: Daf 16-22
This week we will learn about the details of a thirty-day Nezirut. Does one shave on day 30 or on day 31? We will also learn that if a Nazir becomes impure, they lose a certain number of days from their count (7, 30, or all of it). The fourth chapter begins by teaching us of a case of a person who took it upon themselves to be a Nazir and their friend says “me too”. We will learn the status of each of these people.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 4: Daf 23-29
This week we will learn about a woman who takes on the vow of Nazir and then her husband revokes her vow. The Gemara discusses different time periods in which the husband revokes the vow and its practical implications. If a person sets aside money or animals for their Nazir sacrifices and then they died, the Gemara explains what happens to the money or animals.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 5: Daf 30-36
As part of the concluding ceremony, a Nazir needs to buy 3 animals for sacrifices in the Temple. If a person set aside funds for these sacrifices, and then subsequently dies, his son can use these funds, under very specific conditions, for his own sacrifices. We will then learn the entire fifth chapter that deals with accidental sanctification.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 6: Daf 37-42
This week we will learn the concept of “the taste of forbidden food is prohibited” and how it relates to Nazir. We will learn the number of grapes or grape products a Nazir eats to become liable. The Gemara teaches how the Nazir shaves his head at the end of the Nazir period (thirty days).
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 7: Daf 43-50
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 8: Daf 51-57
We continue to learn about things that make a Nazir impure enough to shave and restart his count. We will also learn about things that convey impurity, but don’t cause a Nazir to shave. We will then learn about the uncertainty that arises with 2 Nazirs and only one became impure.
Daf Yomi One Week at a Time: Nazir: Lesson 9: Daf 58-66 + SIYUM
This week we will learn about a Nazir who is uncertain if he came in contact with impurity and if he is a Metzora (leper). Each of these cases obligates him to shave, but only if there is certainty about his status. The Gemara proposes several solutions for this case. The last chapter of Masechet Nazir deals with who can be a Nazir and in what situations. We will finish this Masechet discovering if Shmuel the Prophet was a Nazir or not.
Rabbanit Dr. Tamara Spitz is the Rosh Beit Midrash and Mashgicha Ruchanit of Midreshet Torah v'Avodah. She lectures on various topics in Gemara, including Daf Yomi, Halacha, and Tefilah. Dr. Spitz has held academic and administrative positions at various Midrashot and served as the Jewish Studies Principal of Instituto Yavne, one of the main Jewish day schools of Montevideo, Uruguay. She also runs a Chiropractic practice specializing in Women’s Health in Gush Etzion and is a Hip-Hop dance teacher.