Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Shiur of a Revi'it of Blood The gemara in Sanhedrin (daf 4a) cites a machloket between the Rabanan and R. Akiva regarding the quantity (shiur) of blood required to confer tumah in other items which come into contact with the blood or are found under the same roof as the blood.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kedushat Arei Choma
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Bishul in Cases of Limited Change Is bishul prohibited because of the improvement it imparts, or is the process itself prohibited, independent of any improvement? In this shiur, we will explore potential test cases in which a cooking process has definitely occurred but typical improvement has not taken place.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Issuing a Verdict in the Vicinity of a Rebbi The gemara in Sanhedrin (5a) discusses the various parameters governing the issuance of halakhic pesak (rulings or verdicts).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #28: Acquiring Para Aduma
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Different Types of Bishul In a previous shiur, we explored the nature of the melakha of bishul. Is it defined as the processing of food to improve it? Or should it be viewed as a more formal cooking process, independent of the improvement it imparts? Based on this distinction, we will address various forms of cooking and probe the degree to which they are integrated into the standard issur of bishul.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Sefirat Ha-omer and the Shita of the Behag
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Commencing the Loan of an Item
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Me’amer – The Melakha of Bundling In this shiur, we will discuss the definition of the melakha of me'amer. Is it defined simply as gathering together items that grew, or is some transformation necessary in order to violate the melakha?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Dividing One's Time for Torah Study The gemara in Kiddushin describes the strategy for managing a daily schedule vis-a-vis the mitzva of Talmud Torah.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Cooking with Fire and with Heat The gemara in Shabbat describes several methods of cooking food with different levels of exposure to fire. These cases include cooking with derivatives of the fire (tolodot), cooking with natural heat (chama), and employing utensils that did not have direct exposure to the fire (kli sheni). In this shiur, we will explore the nature of these variations of bishul.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Torah Study for an Avel and on Tish'a Be-Av The gemara in Ta'anit (daf 30a) asserts that the same laws and prohibitions which apply to an avel whose relative has passed away, pertain to Tish'a Be-Av.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kedushat Yerushalayim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Process of Geirut
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Dash - part 1 The melakha of dash involves the separation of produce from the shells and sheaths within which they grow. In this shiur, we will explore the basic definition of this melakha. Is it essentially an act of separation, like borer, or is it defined as the act of revealing concealed items? We will discuss a number of ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Dash – Part 2 In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the melakha of dash and consider the stipulation that the subject of the melakha must be "gidulei karka," something that grows from the ground. This requirement may help us redefine the melakha as the last stage in the processing of produce for human consumption, and we will discuss a number of ramifications of this redefinition.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tzidei Reshut ha-Rabim - the Boundary between Public and Private Property
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Neirot Shabbat
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Appointing a Shaliach to Perform an Aveira
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Eidim Zommemim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Structure of Tekiyot on Rosh Ha-shana
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Issur of Bathing on Yom Kippur
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Lottery Process During the Avoda of Yom Kippur - Part I
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Lottery Process During the Avoda of Yom Kippur - Part II
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Mitzva of Building a Sukka
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Relationship Between Pirsumei Nissa and the Act of Lighting The mitzva of lighting Chanuka candles also entails the element of pirsumei nissa, publicizing the miracle. Is this an independent element, or is it intrinsically connected to the hadlaka? In this shiur, we will attempt to answer this question by analyzing a number of different gemarot that pertain to these two parts.

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