Chullin
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Rav Moshe Taragin The Principle of Rubo Ke-Kulo Very often, a halakhic phenomenon requires a quantified “activity” or “condition.” Halakhic actions are only legitimate if a requisite quantity has been acted upon. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Do Fish Require a Matir? The gemara in Chullin contrasts different types of edible livestock, each of which requires a form of shechita, as opposed to fish, which do not require classic shechita. The gemara's initial language implies that while fish do not require shechita, they do require a parallel action to shechita to render them mutar to eat... Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Mumar Status for Someone Who Violates Shabbat A person is considered a mumar if he worships avoda zara or violates the Shabbat. In this shiur, we analyze the reason that Shabbat violation confers this status. Is it due to the severity of the violation or because that violation reflects theological heresy? We will examine various implications of this question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Function of Hekhsher Okhel Food can acquire impurity only if it first undergoes hekhsher, contact with liquid. What is the purpose of this hekhsher? Does it affect the definition of "food" or does it facilitate transfer of tuma? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Use of Signs and Omens in Predicting the Future The first Mordekhai in masekhet Yoma questions the permissibility of eating "simanim." Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Beria Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Eating Milk and Meat on One Table The first mishna in the 8th perek of Chullin describes the prohibition of eating meat and milk at the same table. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Eiver Min Ha-Chai In this shiur, we will discuss the nature of the prohibition of eating a limb from a live animal, eiver min ha-chai. We will see that according to some authorities, this prohibition is a precursor to the prohibition of neveila, eating an animal that has not undergone proper shechita. Viewing the prohibition in this light is helpful in explaining a number of halakhot that pertain to situations of eiver min ha-chai. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shechita by a Gentile Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Lifnei Iver In Parashat Kedoshim, amidst the extensive list of commandments governing interpersonal behaviour, the Torah prohibits placing an obstacle before a blind man (lifnei iver). Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin How Does Chazaka Operate? One of the most prevalent and universal solutions to cases of halakhic uncertainty is the apparatus of chazaka. When faced with an unknown status, Halakha applies and extends the last known status. In this shiur, we will consider the underlying mechanism of chazaka. Does it extend the previously established facts, or simply their halakhic status? We will examine various ramifications of this debate. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Lifnei Iver - Part Two The last shiur addressed a basic structural question regarding the prohibition of "lifnei iver lo titen mikhshol" (do not place a stumbling block before the blind). Talmudic Methodology