Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #18: Challenges to Rav Chayim's Principle of a Majority Verdict
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Laws and Nature of Asher Yatzar
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Shevu’a to Suspend a Mitzva (Part 2) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of a shevu'a to suspend a mitzva by analyzing situations in which such a shevu'a might apply. What does this teach us about the nature of the general disqualification?
שיעורי טקסט 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.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition for an Avel to Wear Tefillin In this shiur, we will discuss the avel's exemption from the mitzva of tefillin. Is this exemption a result of the need to protect the integrity of the mourner's aveilut, or is it necessary because an avel cannot fulfill the mitzva of tefillin properly? We will discuss a number of ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is the Mu'ad Process Purely Empirical? (Part III)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Osek Ba-Mitzva Patur Min Ha-Mitzva - part 2
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Preserving the Broader Interests of Shabbat
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Sefirat Ha-Omer When describing the mitzva of sefirat ha-omer in Parashat Emor, the Torah addresses both the amount of days and the amount of weeks to be counted.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shomei'a Ke-oneh The gemara in several locations allows a person to execute a verbal mitzva (such as the recitation of berakhot) through the principle of shomei'a ke-oneh.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Issur of Lo Tachmod - Covetousness - Part I
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tzeida - The Prohibition of Capturing on Shabbat One of the more fascinating of the 39 melakhot is the prohibition against capturing or trapping live animals.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Gilgul Shevua An interesting halakha known as gilgul shevua allows a litigant to expand a current oath to include additional litigations that did not legally conclude with an oath obligation. In this shiur, we will explore the nature of this halakha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Prompting Kohanim During Birkat Kohanim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chazaka (Part 2) Having discussed the basic outline of kinyan chazaka, we might pay attention to several subsidiary factors which might be influenced by the manner in which we understand this kinyan.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Hoda'at Ba'al Din
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Mitzva of Karpas The Seder provides us with a colorful array of mitzvot linked together by the controlling objective of sippur yetziat Mitzrayim - discussing and identifying with the Exodus from Egypt.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #19: Keriyat ha-Torah and Har Sinai
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is a Macha'ah an Attempt to Affect Social Perspective?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mitzva Ha-ba'a Ba-aveira One of the more fascinating phenomena in halakha is a situation in which a mitzva and aveira intersect.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Melakha of Borer
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Testimony Offered in Separate Installments The requirements for testimony in monetary cases are not as formal as those governing capital cases.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Can a Verbal Declaration Violate Halakhic Norms? In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the inability to articulate a shevu'a that contradicts a mitzva. We will connect this rule to the principle of "matneh al mah she-katuv ba-Torah."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Teishvu Ke-Ein Taduru – Fashioning a Sukka like a Residence In this shiur, we will explore the principle of teishvu ke-ein taduru, which instructs that the sukka should provide a level of comfort approximating that of a permanent home. Does this principle demand that the structure itself reach a certain standard, or does it imply that the action of dwelling in the sukka must attain a certain level of comfort?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shavyei Anafshei Chatikha De-issura - Subjective Establishment of Prohibitions
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shenayim Mikra Ve-echad Targum (Part 1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Wearing Tefillin At Night The mitzva of donning tefillin is defined as a zeman gerama for two reasons.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Yohara
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Disqualification of a Chashud from Taking a Shevua A person who has been caught swearing falsely or has violated infractions that disqualify for eidut is considered a chasud, a suspicious person who cannot take a litigational oath. Is a chashud inherently disqualified from shevua oaths, or is he merely procedurally prevented from offering his suspicious oath as testimony?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Bar Metzra ֠"First Right of Purchase" for a Neighbor

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