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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).
Whether the asceticism of the Nazirite constitutes a religious ideal, or an aberration thereof, is subject to dispute among the rabbinic commentaries.
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.
Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi says: Why is the portion of a nazirite placed adjacent to the portion of a sota?
In fact, he was dedicated as a nazirite and had a much better track record in that role than Samson ever did.
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.
He wrote a number of short stories, but his major literary work is the novel Samson the Nazirite (1927) that expressed his philosophy on Jewish life and history.
Although there are a few parallels in Jesus' words to Nazirite practice, the conclusion that this is reason to assume that Jesus still held to Jewish custom on burial issues is not convincing.
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