Talmudic Methodology
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Source of Berakha Rishona
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Can Chametz Burnt Before Pesach Be Eaten Afterwards The mishna in the beginning of the second perek of Pesachim states that "any time it is permissible to eat [chametz]... it is permissible to benefit from [chametz]."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chatzi Shiur
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Hatraӡ (Warning)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tearing 'Keri'a' Upon Witnessing Israeli Cities Which Are Desolate The gemara in Mo'ed katan (26a) presents a list of events which require the witness or audience to perform keri'a- rending the garment on one's left side.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Using Land as Kessef Kiddushin
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #20: The Act of Mila
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Combining Discrepant Testimonies A previous shiur discussed the question of whether two witnesses may offer their testimony in separate installments.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Obligation of the First Night of Sukkot In this shiur, we will analyze the nature of the obligation to eat in the sukka on the first night of Sukkot, which is learned from a gezeirat shavah with Pesach. Is this an independent obligation to eat on that night, and since one must eat all meals in a sukka on Sukkot, that eating must take place in the sukka? Or is this simply a strengthening of the general obligation to eat in the sukka?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Personal Transformation of a Nazir Several gemaras reinforce a fundamental difference between a neder and a shevu’a. (See for example Nedarim 2b and Nedarim 13b). Both belong to the general category of hafla'ah, empowering a person to create halakhic change through verbal declaration; while a neder alters the halakhic status of a particular item (issur cheftza), a shevu’a, at most, creates a personal obligation to execute or avoid certain actions (issur gavra).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Reciting Berakhot upon Attempted Mitzvot The mitzva of sefirat ha-omer – to count the intervening days between Pesach and Shavuot - constitutes an interesting anomaly.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Sefeika - Part 1 Halakha provides several tools to assist in the resolution of empirical uncertainties.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shtar Moda'a (Cancellation of a Mekhira)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shenayim Mikra Ve-echad Targum (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Issur of Lo Tachmod - Part II
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #21: Peria ֠The Second Stage of Mila
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Eating on Yom Kippur Eating is one of the five activities prohibited on Yom Kippur. Is eating forbidden on Yom Kippur in the sense that eating is forbidden in other contexts? Or is the prohibition of food pivoted around the cessation of deprivation caused by ingesting food?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Two Kri'ot of Megilla
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chatzi Shiur Part 2
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Working on Erev Pesach The Mishna at the beginning of the fourth perek of Pesachim describes issur of performing melakha (labor) after chatzot (noon) on Erev Pesach.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Geula and Tefila
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mechilat Kavod
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Pesul Eidut De-Rabbanan The mishna in Sanhedrin lists several people who the Rabbis invalidated from testifying.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is Sukka One Mitzva Made up of Separate Acts? Some mitzvot are fulfilled "instantaneously," whereas others are performed over a period of time. Which category does the mitzva of sitting in a sukka belong to? Does this mitzva obligate at least seven different, isolated acts, or does it constitute one extended mitzva performance stretched across seven days?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Bal Yachel The Torah describes the violation of a neder as a defilement of a halakhic declaration: “lo yachel devaro.” If the violation of a neder occurs through activity (i.e., a person prohibited an item through a neder and then actively drew benefit from the banned item), malkot are administered. Is this, then, primarily a prohibition of defiling a previous commitment, or is the violation related to benefit from an object that has become forbidden?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Exemption of an Onen from Mitzva Performance
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Safeika (part 2) An interesting application of the theory of safek sefeika, which we introduced and discussed in the last shiur, might be found in the comments of several Rishonim to Masekhet Beitza (3b).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shuda De-Dayana ֠Awarding Disputed Monies in the Absence of Evidence
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tochen
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Which Foods are Forbidden on Yom Kippur? In a previous shiur, we discussed the possible distinction between the classic prohibition to eat forbidden foods and the issur to eat or drink on Yom Kippur. In this shiur, we will explore a related issue – the question of which items are included in the prohibition.

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