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Nazir and N'zireha

The stuff about the nazir and yovel in Leviticus 25:11 have some interesting similarities. First of all, the root: nazir and n'zireha, which JPS translates as untrimmed vines. You can't cut the hair on the nazir, can't harvest the vines in yovel/shmittah. Interessant. Also. there's the grape connection: nazir can't have grape products and n'zireha refers to grape vines. So, what's the connex? I posit as follows: just like the nazir is doing the whole nazir thing to be separate and to grow spiritually, so too is yovel a means of being separate, holy, and spiritually elevated for Am Yisrael.

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