Chapter 3, Mishna 2, 3
Getting vows nullified by halachic authority. Wife or daughter can have vow nullified. Husband or father can only nullify her vows if he does it as soon as he hears tof it. Once vow nullified, was she retroactively never a nazir or is nazirus cut off going forward?, i.e. Does she need to bring offerings? Difference between obligation to bring sin offering or burnt offering. Does afflicting oneself by abstaining from wine make one a sinner? Even if vow nullified by husband, she still needs to bring sin offering. Can’t add to the Torah by vowing not to partake in permitted pleasures. If someone leaves and re-enters cemetery after taking vow in cemetery, do days out of cemetery count as nazirus? Becoming ritually impure by corpse at beginning of period of nazirus. Law doesn’t apply until he has first days completed. If you become impure on first or second day, when you come back from purification process you don’t have to repeat those first day/s. Can you be a nazir outside of Israel? Yes and no. Taking vow and observing nazirus outside of Israel, then returning to bring offerings. Beis Hillel say he must observe entire nazirus again in Israel. Queen Helene and two sons converted to Judaism. Son went to war and she took a 7 year conditional vow if he returned safe. She went to Israel, had to do another 7, and then became ritually impure and had to do it again! She was nazir for 21 years! Rabbi Yehuda says only 14 years.
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