Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Reliability of One Eid in Situations of Be-Yado Unlike monetary situations, issur-based halakhic uncertainties may be determined or decided on the basis of one witness, an eid echad.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Affixing a Mezuza to the Door of a Bathroom The gemara in Yoma (11a) cites a machloket between Rav Kahana and Rav Yehuda regarding the obligation to affix a mezuza upon storage shacks and animal corrals.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A 'Mum' in a Shofar The past two shiurim have inspected the respective disqualifications of nisdak and nikav (a split in the shofar, and a hole).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Sequencing Requirements in the Yom Kippur Avoda The mishna in Masekhet Yoma (60a) demands that the proper sequence of ceremonies be maintained during the avodat Yom Ha-kippurim in the Mikdash.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Rabbenu Tam and the Case of Gentile Adultery
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Responsibilities of a Shomer Sakhar
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Shaliach Beit Din Who Accidentally Murders The second perek of Makkot describes those negligent murders who are exiled to an ir miklat (City of Refuge).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #03: Beit Knesset and Mikdash
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tzilta Meraba Meichanita: Rav Yoshia's View The first mishna in Masechet Sukka presents three criteria pertaining the sekhakh of the Sukka.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The 50% Payment of a Tam Animal R. Huna classifies the payment for the keren damage caused by a seemingly harmless animal (tam) as a kenas, and therefore only half the damage is compensated. The simplest way to explain this view is that R. Huna maintains that fundamentally, no compensation is required, since most domesticated animals are presumed to be harmless; the fine of half-payment is levied to deter future incidents. In this shiur, we will evaluate if this explanation accounts for the halakha and suggest an alternate approach.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Arev
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #04: Beit Knesset and Mikdash ֠Part 2
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur#4: Ner Chanuka as an Obligation of the House
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Difference in Kiyum between Gittin and Monetary Contracts - Part 3 of a 5 Part Series
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Hazaya - Sprinkling the Blood on Yom Kippur The Torah describes the sprinkling of blood during Yom Kippur upon the Aron Ha-kodesh as follows: He [the Kohen Gadol] should sprinkle with his finger "on the face of the kapporet (al penei ha-kapporet)."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kil'ayim The gemara in Pesachim (25a) and in Chullin (116a) address the issue of kil'ayim - the biblical prohibition against planting grains and grapes together.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kinyan Daled Amot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Meitav - Compensating Damage with Land Though many Talmudic discussions regarding monetary laws center around how much money if any is paid, the gemara also addresses the method of payment.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Do Fish Require a Matir? The gemara in Chullin contrasts different types of edible livestock, each of which requires a form of shechita, as opposed to fish, which do not require classic shechita. The gemara's initial language implies that while fish do not require shechita, they do require a parallel action to shechita to render them mutar to eat...
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Does Kiddushei Kessef Require the Delivery of Benefit? The gemara describes an interesting mechanism known as matana al menat le-hachazir, whereby one person transfers ownership to another on the condition that the item is subsequently returned.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Lifting From and Depositing Into An Area of 4x4 Amot Typically, hotza'ah is only violated if an item was removed from a wide base of 4x4 and deposited onto a similarly wide 4x4 base. In this shiur, we will address this discussion and the nature of the 4x4 requirement for hotza'ah, which may explain some of the exceptions to and consequences of this rule.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Process of Notarizing a Shetar In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the validation of shetarot. Do various leniencies regarding this process indicate that it serves merely as a final check of the document, and not as a reworking of the entire contract?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Understanding the Nature of a Sho'el's Obligation
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Reading of the Last Eight Pesukim The gemara in Menachot (30a) considers the final 8 pesukim of VeZot HaBerakha and especially the manner in which these pesukim are read in public.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Sefeika as Rov
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Nature of the Seven-Day Mitzvat Lulav Although the mishna provides an extensive list of characteristics that disqualify a lulav for use on Sukkot, it did not address the scope of these conditions.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Alternative Methods of Transmitting the Torah The gemara in Gittin (60b) cites a contradiction between two halves of one verse. God tells Moshe: "'Transcribe for yourself these matters, for "by the mouth" of these matters I have signed with you a covenant and with Yisra'el'" (Shemot 34:27).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Basic Definition of Tzerorot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Berakha Recited on Wine The gemara in Berakhot (35b) considers the special berakha assigned to wine.

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