Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #06: Comparing Kiddushin and Hekdesh
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Defining Prohibited Bishul (Cooking on Shabbat) - Part 1 In this shiur, we will begin to discuss the nature of the prohibition of bishul on Shabbat. Is the melakha defined as an act of applying heat to items, or is it defined as advancing food toward digestibility through heat processing? Must there be an act performed upon fire or heat in applying it to food in order to be considered a violation of this issur? We will discuss this question in the context of cooking in sunlight, cooking through iruy kli rishon, and cooking in a kli rishon she-husar mei-al gavei ha-esh and in a kli sheni.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Expanding Partial Hekdesh to the Entire Animal The gemara in Temura (10a) cites an intriguing position of R. Yossi. Typically, when a person designates an animal for hekdesh/korban, the entire animal acquires the hekdesh status.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Peh She-Asar Peh She-Hitir In this shiur, we discuss the legal mechanism of peh she-assar peh she-hitir. If a litigant could have won his case by simply remaining silent, any claim that he in fact makes is accepted as valid. Is this a form of the classic migu device, or does it operate under a different logic?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Exemption of Ba’alav Imo In this shiur, we will study the payment exemption of "ba'alav imo." If the owner of the object is present, a shomer of any type is exempt from all responsibility in cases of harm to the object. What is the logic behind this rule?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mitzta'er (Part 1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Shevuah of Modeh Be-Miktzat
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Disqualification of Witnesses Who Have Vested Interests The Torah iterates several individuals who cannot be accepted as witnesses in a Jewish court.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Berakha of She-assa Nissim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin When Lighting Chanuka Candles
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tefisa in a Safek De-Dina
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Reversing a Claim in Court
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Torah Study vs. Mitzva Performance Judaism is unique in assigning Torah study the central role within religious experience.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Parameters of Tzerorot Damage The gemara distinguishes between regel damages and tzerarot damages, indirect damage that is liable only for half-payment. What is the logical difference between the two? Does classic regel only obtain in situations of direct contact with the animal’s body (or its appendages), while damages caused by direct acts without physical contact is classified as tzerorot? Or is all action-based damage classified as regel, while the hurtling of projectiles is not considered the act of the animal and is thus defined as tzerorot?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Mechanism of Bitul Chametz What is the mechanism through which bitul chametz operates? Is it a form of hefker, or does it break some other form of relationship with the chametz? Alternatively, does bitul affect the status of the chametz itself? In this shiur, we discuss these views and examine some ramifications of the dispute.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chanuka
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chanuka Edition One of the salient but often neglected components of the Chanuka miracle was the repurification of the Beit Ha-mikdash - ve-tiharu et mikdashekha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Ger Katan (Part 2) The previous shiur addressed the concept of zakhin and whether it is necessary for the performance of geirut upon a gentile katan.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Inheritance of a Brother
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur 07: Kam Leih
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Lo Titgodedu (Part 1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Employing Shaveh Kessef in Place of Currency for Kiddushin The first mishna in Kiddushin establishes the admissibility of non-currency for kessef of kiddushin.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Forcing a Borrower to Pay a Debt in the Presence of Witnesses The gemara states that if the lender stipulates that the loan must be repaid in the presence of witnesses, the borrower is obligated to do so. What is the reason for this law, given the general principle of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-ra'aya, which obligates the plaintiff to bring proof of any obligation of the defendant to pay?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Exemption of Helakh
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Melakha of Makeh Be-Patish (Completing a Manufacturing Process) In this shiur, we discuss the melakha of makeh be-patish. Is makeh be-patish defined as completing a manufacture process, or does it prohibit secondary activities that normally coincide with the conclusion of a process but are peripheral to its conclusion?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Premarital Payment of "Mezonot" Support
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Continued Discussion of the Mitzta'er Exemption from Sukka
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #07: Mitzva Bo ֠Personal Performance of Mitzvot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Suspicion in Generating a Modeh Be-Miktzat Shevuah
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tefisa in Machloket Rishonim

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