by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths
Though the Mishnah is relatively concise, we should never think the sages didn't get their point across...
Seder Nashim, Mishnah Nazir 1.5 -
(discussing those who take a nazirite vow, and how to clarify if it's a vow for a limited time - normally a month or a year, or a life long vow)
[One who vows] 'I am a nazir like a full house' or '[I am a nazir] like a basketful', they examine him.
...to see if he's nuts! What the heck does 'I vow to be a nazir like a full house or full basket' mean?
Ok, maybe you had to be there.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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