Sanhedrin
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin Avid Inish Dina Le-nafshei Executing Justice Independent of Beit Din Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Bah Be-Machteret and the Stolen Item The gemara in Sanhedrin (72a) discusses the guidelines governing someone known as “bah be-machteret,” a robber who enters someone’s home. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Structure of Eidei Hachasha Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Requirement of "Semukhin" Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Mai Chazit - Whose Blood Is Redder The gemara in Sanhedrin asserts that piku'ach nefesh is 'docheh' (overrides) all the mitzvot in the Torah. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Forming a Beit Din with an Even Number of Judges Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Lo Titchaten - The Issur of Intermarriage In parashat Va-etchanan the Torah enumerates some of the precautionary measures that need to be taken upon entry into the land of Israel. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Lo Titchaten - The Issur of Intermarriage In parashat Va-etchanan the Torah enumerates some of the precautionary measures that need to be taken upon entry into the land of Israel. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Functions of the Sanhedrin Ha-Gedola The first mishna in Sanhedrin lists the various roles of the Sanhedrin Ha-Gedola, loosely translated as the High Court. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin A Two to One Majority Verdict The verse in Shemot 23:2 allows a verdict to be based on a 2-1 majority. Tosafot in two locations raise an interesting contradiction regarding the employment of “rov” or a majority. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Assembling a Zeh Borer Court Typically, we assume that courts are institutionalized bodies whose members are appointed by higher socio-juridical organizations. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Kiddush Hashem Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Validating Disqualified Witnesses and Judges Part 1 The mishna in Sanhedrin (24a) introduces a fascinating halakha known as “ne’eman alai.” Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining A Kanai In a few weeks we will read about the stirring heroism of Pinchas in saving the Jewish people from a certain catastrophe. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Yeihareig Ve-al Ya'avor and Kiddush Hashem The mitzva of kiddush Hashem generally divides into two different categories. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #17: The Mechanics of Achieving a Pesak Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Validating Disqualified Witnesses and Judges – Part 2 Ne’eman Alai Abba In the previous shiur, we addressed the underlying mechanism of ne’eman alai abba, the ability of two litigants to validate ordinarily invalid witnesses or judges. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #18: Challenges to Rav Chayim's Principle of a Majority Verdict Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Disqualification of a Sinner from Serving as an Eid The gemara in Sanhedrin (27a) introduces a law that disqualifies a “rasha” from offering testimony. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Testimony Offered in Separate Installments The requirements for testimony in monetary cases are not as formal as those governing capital cases. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Hatraӡ (Warning) Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Combining Discrepant Testimonies A previous shiur discussed the question of whether two witnesses may offer their testimony in separate installments. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Pesul Eidut De-Rabbanan The mishna in Sanhedrin lists several people who the Rabbis invalidated from testifying. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Beit Din of the Shevet This week's shiur will depart in certain respects from the standard format. Instead of focusing upon a topic which showcases the methodology of talmudic analysis, I would like to address an issue which arose out of the discussion surrounding the beginning of masekhet Sanhedrin, which we are currently learning in yeshiva. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Peshara within the Halakhic Judicial System In general terms, Beit Din's role in deciding civil suits between two parties entails gathering evidence and issuing a definitive verdict. Talmudic Methodology

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