Let's finish Mishnayos in memory of those who were murdered in Israel.
Pledge Mishnayos
Mishnah.org Logo

Mishnayos Nazir Perek 2 Mishnah 3

נזיר פרק ב׳ משנה ג׳


If they poured one a cup of wine and he said: I am hereby a nazirite and therefore will refrain from it, he is a full-fledged nazirite who must observe all the halakhot of naziriteship. An incident occurred with regard to a certain woman who was intoxicated from wine, and they poured a cup for her and she said: I am hereby a nazirite and therefore will refrain from it. The Sages said: This woman did not intend to accept naziriteship but rather, meant to say: It is hereby forbidden to me as an offering. She vowed against deriving benefit from that cup alone, since she did not want to drink any more.

מָזְגוּ לוֹ אֶת הַכּוֹס, וְאָמַר הֲרֵינִי נָזִיר מִמֶּנוּ, הֲרֵי זֶה נָזִיר. מַעֲשֶׂה בְאִשָּׁה אַחַת שֶׁהָיְתָה שִׁכּוֹרָה וּמָזְגוּ לָהּ אֶת הַכּוֹס, וְאָמְרָה הֲרֵינִי נְזִירָה מִמֶּנּוּ, אָמְרוּ חֲכָמִים, לֹא נִתְכַּוְּנָה אֶלָּא לוֹמַר הֲרֵי הוּא עָלַי קָרְבָּן:


מעשה באשה אחת וכו' – Our Mishnah is deficient and should be read as follows: if he was drunk and said, “I am a Nazirite from it,” he is not a Nazirite, for it was not his intention other than to prohibit to himself that particular cup alone. And just as they did not bring him another cup, he said, “I am a Nazirite,” and there is an episode about one woman who said, “I am drunk, etc.”

מעשה באשה אחת וכו׳ מתניתין חסורי מחסרא והכי קתני, אם היה שכור ואמר הריני נזיר ממנו, אינו נזיר, שלא היה דעתו אלא לאסור אותו הכוס עליו בלבד, וכי היכי דלא לייתי ליה כוס אחרינא אמר הריני נזיר. ומעשה נמי באשה אחת שכורה וכו׳: