Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of the Recipient in Birkat Kohanim In Parashat Naso, the Torah commands the kohanim to bless the Jewish people (Bamidbar 6:22-27), a mitzva known as birkat kohanim.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur#09: Culmination of Shaliach
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Eid Mesayeia
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Why are Eidim Zomemim Punished?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kiddushin Mi-din Eved Kena'ani - Indirect Giving in Kiddushin
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kitutei Mikhtat Shiurei - The Halakhic View of 'Shiur' in Items Designated to be Burnt The gemara in several locations addresses the halakha known as kitutei mikhtat shiurei.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Lighting Ner Chanuka in the Synagogue The gemara formulates the mitzva of lighting ner Chanuka as "ner ish u'beito" (a candle per person in his house).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mai Chazit - Whose Blood Is Redder The gemara in Sanhedrin asserts that piku'ach nefesh is 'docheh' (overrides) all the mitzvot in the Torah.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of Kotev – The Act of Writing (Part 2) In this shiur, we will explore the mechanics of the act of writing and what type of activities are forbidden. We will focus on the examples of ketav al gabei ketav, writing through erasure, and writing with one's left hand, noting if the status of these acts reflects something about the nature of kotev itself.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Honoring a King In this shiur, we will discuss the halakhic obligation to honor a Jewish king. What is the reason for this obligation? We will see that the answer to this question has a number of practical ramifications regarding when a king is permitted to waive the honor due to him.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is a Shevua a Beirur or a Chov? In this shiur, we will discuss the nature of a shevua (oath) taken in beit din. Does it serve as a beirur, a method of assisting beit din in reaching its decision, or is it a chov, an interpersonal obligation delivered by the defendant in place of monetary payment. We will study a number of ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of "Bittul Kli Mei-Heichano" The mishna in Shabbat (42b) describes a Shabbat prohibition to place a vessel under oil that is dripping from a lit lantern.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #09: Pesik Reisha ֠(part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Berakha of "She-asa Nissim" The gemara in Masekhet Shabbat (23a) introduces the three berakhot recited on hadlakat nerot Chanukah.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #09 Shalish: The Authority of a Legal Custodian to Testify about the Contents of a Shtar
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Simanim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Zakhor Et Yom Ha-Shabbat Le-kadsho The description of Shabbat contained in parashat Yitro begins with the phrase 'Zakhor' which literally means to remember.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Distinguishing Between Parshiyot of Tefillin and Mezuza A mezuza must be written with sirtut, inscribed lines on the parchment, whereas there is no such obligation for tefillin. This shiur will explore differences between the sections included in tefillin and those included in mezuza based on various ideas that R. Soloveitchik developed.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Special Chanuka Edition: The Repurification of the Beit Ha-mikdash
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Bal Yeiraӥh and Bal Yimatzei (Part 2 of 3)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chatat The diversity of various korbanot is reflected by the very different halakhot which apply to each specific korban.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #10: Eidim Zomemim (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #10: Heseiba and Cherut
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Is the Double Portion of a Bekhor a Gift from His Brothers?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kitutei Mikhtat Shiurei: The Halakhic View of 'Shiur' in Items Designated to be Burnt Part II Last week we inspected the nature of kitutei mikhtat shiurei. We suggested that it might represent a physical reduction by visualizing the future burning as having already occurred.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The 5 Marror Species
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Eating Milk and Meat on One Table The first mishna in the 8th perek of Chullin describes the prohibition of eating meat and milk at the same table.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Concept of Malkhut
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Disqualifying a Gentile from Shelichut Several gemarot disqualify a gentile from serving as a shaliach (agent) based on a derivation from one of the three pesukim that serves as a source for shelichut (agency).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Amira Le-Nochri Instructing a Gentile to Perform Prohibited Melakhot A number of sources in the gemara refer to the prohibition of amira le-nochri, instructing a gentile to perform a melakha on Shabbat. Is this concept an extension of the idea of shelichut (agency), or is it rooted in a different principle?

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