-206) For a Nazirite not to eat grape peels
|Application to gentiles:
|Mandated punishment for violation:
For a Jew who takes on the Nazirite vow not to eat any grape peels during the period of his Nazirism.
The special, holy status of a Nazirite does not exist for gentiles, and thus a non-Jew who vows to be a Nazirite is not automatically bound by all of the Nazirite restrictions. However, a gentile who vows not to eat grape peels for a certain period, similar to this aspect of Nazirism, would be required to keep his vow even though he would not be an actual Nazirite (see commandments +94 and -157).
|Biblical source(s) (Rambam):
Num. 6:4 |
|Biblical source (Sefer HaChinuch):
Num. 6:4 |
|Number in Sefer HaChinuch:
|Sources explaining relevance to gentiles:
- Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Nezirus 2:16
Nazirite status does not apply to gentiles.
- Rashi, Talmud Bavli, Menachos 73b (Prat linzirus
Gentiles cannot acquire Nazirite status because that would include the obligation to bring a chatas sacrifice, which gentiles cannot offer.
- Rambam, Mishneh Torah, Arachin 1:11
A gentile must fulfill his vow, even though it cannot be accepted for Temple maintenance.
- Lubavitcher Rebbe, Hisvaaduyos 5747, v. 3, pp. 428-435
Gentiles must fulfill their vows, according to hechreiach hadaas, though possibly not in the category of halachah as part of the Seven Noahide Laws themselves.