Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Davar Ha-Gorem Le-Mammon (Part 2) To Which Items Does The Principle Apply? In the previous shiur, we addressed R. Shimon’s position that a gorem le-mammon is halachikally regarded in the same manner as a classic possession. In this shiur, we will explore the types of items that can be classified as gorem le-mammon.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Berakha Upon Aroma (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Bal Yeiraӥh and Bal Yimatzei
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur#14: Bi-Khedei She-Ya'asu
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Dofan Akuma and Stretching Walls of a Sukka to Connect to Distant Sekhakh
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Rabbinic Prohibition of Reciting the Evening Shema Before Eating
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is Reading the Megilla on the 15th a Separate Mitzva from Reading on the 14th? At the heart of the debate about the Megilla reading schedule of perazim and mukafim (perazi = one who lives in an open city who would generally read on the 14th, mukaf = one who dwells in a walled city who would normally read on the 15th) lies a crucial debate between the Ri"f and the Ba'al Hama'or.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Juxtaposing Kriyat Shema With Shmoneh Esrei The gemara in Berakhot (4b, 9b) extols the importance of combining the parts of davening dealing with redemption ("ge'ula") with those dealing with our personal requests (Shmoneh Esrei, termed by the gemara "tefilla").
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #14: The Melakha of Ha'avara:
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Hezek Re'iya (Part 1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kriot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of a Shevu’a Le-Haba (Part 1) In this shiur, we discuss the nature of a shevu'a le-haba. When such a shavua is violated, is the problem one of violation of an activity that one has personally forbidden, or is the problem a retroactive statement of falsehood?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #14: Methods of Performing Sefirat Ha-omer
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Cases of Successful Tefisa The principle of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-ra'aya dictates that unless the plaintiff provides evidence to the contrary, the defendant is awarded disputed monies. In most cases, if the plaintiff were to seize the disputed funds, he would be compelled to return them, but there are exceptions to this rule. In order to understand these exceptions, we will study the basis of the rule of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro and present a number of models to explain the atypical cases.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Whose Mitzva is it to Perform Mila on the Eighth Day? The mishna in Kiddushin (29a) lists five mitzvot which a father must perform for his son.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin R. Yochanan Ben Brokah's Novel Idea of Yerusha
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Relying On A Bat Kol or Other Non-Rational Halakhic Sources
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shevuat Shav Even though halakha eschews distinguishing between serious prohibitions and less severe ones, one particular aveira is selected for special mention.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Migu De-Zakhi Le-Nafshei - Acting as an Agent While Damaging Third Party Interests This week's shiur will inspect a situation in which shlichut DOES succeed EVEN THOUGH others are negatively impacted.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Unique Status of Ta'anit Ester
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin "Techilato b’peshiya ve-sofo b’onnes" This week our discussion takes us to the world of shomrim. The Torah establishes four different categories of shomrim, each with varying degrees of responsibility depending upon the circumstances. They are all, however, responsible to pay for 'peshiya' - or gross negligence.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #15: The Shevua of Modeh Be-Miktzat and the Reliability of the Claims What is the reason behind the oath taken in a case of modeh be-miktzat? Does the oath stem from the fact that the claim has been partially reinforced, or is it the result of the fact that the modeh be-miktzat is acting in a suspicious fashion?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Basis for Bedikat Chametz
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Which items may be acquired through kinyan chalipin? One of the easiest and most popular ways to effect a kinyan is to perform chalipin.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Choma
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Creating an Apotropus by Awarding Money
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Definition of Gemar Din In all civil cases, only after Beit Din issues a verdict is the case concluded and only at this stage must the parties adhere to the court's decision.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Hezek Re'iya (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Hirhur of Torah The gemara in Berakhot cites a debate surrounding the halakha of "hirhur." Can someone merely "think" or internally articulate Shema, or must he actually verbalize the words?

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