נזיר - Nazir

Nazir 4b ~ A Real Nazir

Why Rabbi David Hacohen (father-in-law of Israel’s Chief Rabbi Goren) never cut his hair.

Nazir 19 ~ The Convert Queen

Why Queen Helena converted, and then dedicated a plaque in the Temple.

Nazir 23a ~ Lot and Father-Daughter Incest

Incest taboos, the Westermark hypothesis, and children raised on a Kibbutz.

Nazir 28b ~ The Not So Dead Sea

Idols must be thrown into the Dead Sea. But its waters are full of life.

Nazir 39a ~ Lice

Head lice in Ein Gedi, and the what a haircut meant to Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Nazir 65b ~ The Zov, and Gonorrhea

Maimonides on Gonorrhea.