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prop. n.1.A Nazarite.
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In the Jewish sources, the abstinent individual is referred to as a "Nazirite," while in Hinduism the widely used term is "Sanyasin." In what follows, I describe the actual practices associated with renunciation in each of the two religions; what brings someone to take vows of the renouncing kind, and the objective which the renouncer aspires to achieve.
As the son of Rabbi David Cohen (1887-1972), the legendary Nazirite of Jerusalem, Rabbi Cohen grew up among some of Israel's greatest rabbis.
An angel appeared to the woman and said that she would become pregnant with a son, and from the day of his birth, he should follow nazirite practices (which included not cutting his hair).
The sixth chapter of the book of Numbers details the laws of the Nazirite, i.e., the Israelite who forbids him or herself, through a voluntary vow, from consuming any alcoholic beverages or grape products, coming into contact with a human corpse, and cutting his or her hair.
Specifically, they practiced the Nazirite vow, which forbade cutting the hair and required abstention from alcohol and blood as well as avoidance of a dead body.
The law of the nazirite, which was the topic of the tractate Daf Yomi readers have just finished, is laid down in the Bible in Numbers chapter 6.
In fact, he was dedicated as a nazirite and had a much better track record in that role than Samson ever did.
6:6-7 regards a special type of dedicated individual (the Nazirite) and in 9:6-14 it is about the proper observance of Passover in the presence of the tabernacle.
Others like Delilah, a Philistine woman who in defense of her own people seduced and betrayed Samson, the Nazirite and Israeli Judge with an unsavory past (Judg.
The court held that the taking of a Nazirite vow, which barred the cutting of hair, by the state prisoner who was a member of the orthodox African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem was religiously motivated, for purposes of the prisoner's claim that prison officials failed to accommodate his religious beliefs and thus violated the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
Abbey practices the Nazirite religion, whose members believe that long hair is a sign of devotion to God.
262: "The most highly regarded Greek scholars are unanimous that Nazoraios denotes a member of the Nazirite (or Nazarene) sect, and cannot possibly be derived from the geographic term, Nazareth, which in any case means 'dispersion.' There was no village named Nazareth until long after Jesus' death."