Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush Part 2
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #04: Zerizin
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Immediate Keren Mu'ad In this shiur, we will consider five cases in which keren damage caused by an animal are immediately classified as having the status of a mu'ad, even though it is a first time offense. We will use these cases to evaluate the different ways of viewing the general 50% payment obligation for keren tam.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #05: Resolving a Safek that can be Further Clarified The halakhic system provides an assortment of tools to help decipher uncertainties, sefeikot. Many of these tools, such as rov and chazaka, are mi-de’oraita, while others were introduced by the Chakhamim. Can these tools be employed if an option exists to collect actual factual evidence? This shiur will explore the question of “efshar le-varer,” the scenario of a safek in which an option for further inquiry exists.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Difference in Kiyum between Gittin and Monetary Contracts - Part 4 of a 5 Part Series
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur 05: Eidei Kiyum
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kilayim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kinyan Daled Amot (Part II)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Keivan She-higid
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Mashkeh Yisrael - Offering Korbanot from Forbidden Substances In several locations the gemara establishes a halakha known as mashkeh yisrael - literally the drink of the Jewish people.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #5: The Chanuka Menora and the Menora of the Mikdash
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Marrying a Woman by Accepting her Gift (adam chashuv) The gemara in Kiddushin stipulates an odd form of kiddushin. Although the functional role of amira (verbally declaring the kiddushin process) is debated, all agree that the delivery of money (or monetary equivalent) is absolutely vital and central to the kiddushin ceremony.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mumar Status for Someone Who Violates Shabbat A person is considered a mumar if he worships avoda zara or violates the Shabbat. In this shiur, we analyze the reason that Shabbat violation confers this status. Is it due to the severity of the violation or because that violation reflects theological heresy? We will examine various implications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Function of Hekhsher Okhel Food can acquire impurity only if it first undergoes hekhsher, contact with liquid. What is the purpose of this hekhsher? Does it affect the definition of "food" or does it facilitate transfer of tuma?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Panim Chadashot The gemara in Ketubot (7b) describes the seven berakhot recited under the chupa during the nisuin process.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Gauging the Payment Halakhot of a Sho'el
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Use of Signs and Omens in Predicting the Future The first Mordekhai in masekhet Yoma questions the permissibility of eating "simanim."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Blowing Chatzotzrot During a Ta'anit This week's Methodology shiur will discuss issues relating to "Ta'anit."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Crowns of Hebrew Script The gemara in Menachot (29b) introduces the halakha of "ziyunin."
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Handling of Impure Teruma The gemara in Shabbat (25a) rules that it is a mitzva to burn "teruma" which has become tamei.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tzerorot (part 2) Are Tzerorot Payments Capped by the Mi-Gufo Limitation
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush Part 3
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Understanding the Category of Regel In this shiur, we will discuss the regel category of damages. Is regel simply a form of shein, defined as damages caused without aggressive intention, but also without the intent of pleasure seeking? Or is regel an independent category, defined as damages caused in the course of an animal's walking, such that no real action was performed on the part of the animal? We will discuss a number of ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #06: Does Bedikat Chametz Target the Chametz or the House? Does the Rabbinic mitzva of bedikat chametz instruct one to remove chametz or to clean one's house? In this shiur, we discuss a number of different ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Nature of the Berakhot Recited Prior to Kriyat Shema Many mitzvot asei are preceded by a berakha known as a birkat ha-mitzva.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Must a Shetar Kinyan be a Shetar Ra'aya - Part 5 of 5
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #06: Eidei Kiyum (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Father Inheriting His Son
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Gomlin There are several halakhic domains that require the evidence of two witnesses, including monetary claims and cases relating to marital status.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Kavana in the Performance of a Mitzva The gemara in Rosh Hashana discusses the role of kavana (deliberate intent) within the performance of a mitzva.

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