Chapter 6, Mishna 1
A Nazir can’t eat fruit of the grapevine. Why does the Torah add “ from pits to grapeskin”? From this we learn law: detail – generalization – detail. The specific wording was included to teach us to use the principle of detail and generalization rather than restrictions and amplifications. The practical difference between them is whether the nazir may eat grape leaves or not.
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Opening song: Rainforest sounds