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Mishnayos Nazir Perek 1 Mishnah 5

נזיר פרק א׳ משנה ה׳


If one says: I am hereby a nazirite in accordance with the capacity of the house, or: The capacity of the basket, one checks with him what he had in mind. If he said: My intention was to take a nazirite vow for one long term of naziriteship, he is a nazirite for only thirty days, in accordance with the ruling of the mishna that the words long or short are of no account when used in a nazirite vow (7a). And if he said: I took a nazirite vow without specification, it is assumed that he meant to accept upon himself terms of naziriteship corresponding to the number of items that fit into the basket, and the smallest items normally placed in baskets are used for this evaluation. Consequently, one views the basket as though it were full of mustard seeds, which are extremely small, and he is a nazirite for his entire life.

הֲרֵינִי נָזִיר מְלֹא הַבַּיִת אוֹ מְלֹא הַקֻּפָּה, בּוֹדְקִין אוֹתוֹ, אִם אָמַר אַחַת גְּדוֹלָה נָזָרְתִּי, נָזִיר שְׁלשִׁים יוֹם. וְאִם אָמַר סְתָם נָזָרְתִּי, רוֹאִין אֶת הַקֻּפָּה כְּאִלּוּ הִיא מְלֵאָה חַרְדָּל, וְנָזִיר כָּל יָמָיו:


אם אמר אחת גדולה נדרתי – One [period of] Naziriteship I accepted and it appeared to me as large as jugful, he is a Nazirite for thirty days.

But if he said, “my vow is unspecified and I did not have in my heart other than how the Sages will judge my language,” this is a Nazirite for all of his days, and he shaves every twelve months.

אם אמר אחת גדולה נדרתי. נזירות אחת קבלתי ונראית לי גדולה כמלא הבית, נזיר ל׳ יום:

ואם אמר סתם נדרתי. ולא היה בלבי אלא כמו שידונו חכמים לשוני, הרי זה נזיר כל ימיו ומגלח כל י״ב חדש: