Talmudic Methodology
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שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin How Does Chazaka Operate? One of the most prevalent and universal solutions to cases of halakhic uncertainty is the apparatus of chazaka. When faced with an unknown status, Halakha applies and extends the last known status. In this shiur, we will consider the underlying mechanism of chazaka. Does it extend the previously established facts, or simply their halakhic status? We will examine various ramifications of this debate.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shenayim Ochazin Be-Tallit: Splitting a Disputed Tallit In this shiur, we will study the famous ruling in the first mishna of Bava Metzia, "yachaloku." Given the general principle of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-re'aya, why do the parties split the item in this case. We will see that there are many ramifications to the question of how we view possession of this disputed item.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Method of Eating Marror
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mukaf Gvil
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Eating the Korban Pesach Many Rishonim who wrote sefarim detailing the 613 mitzvot allot two separate mitzvot for the korban Pesach.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Exemption for Shein and Regel in Reshut Ha-rabim
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Seeing the Sukka
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #11: The Schedule of Bedikat Chametz
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Early Megila Reading for People in Small Villages One of the fascinating aspects of the halakhot of reading the Megila on Purim - unique to this mitzva - is the great diversity witnessed in the performance of this mitzva.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Zachin Le-Adam Shelo Be-Fanav as a Derivative of Shelichut One of the most ubiquitous halakhic tools is the apparatus known as shelichut.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shevuat Eid Echad In this shiur, we will examine the shevuat eid echad, the oath taken by a defendant when one witness claims that the defendant owes money. The question of whether the witness himself obligates the oath or merely augments the claim of the prosecution, which in turn obligates the oath, may lead to many interesting nafka minot about the application of shevuat eid echad.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Unique Nature of the of the Issur of Avoda Zara When the Torah prohibits hana’ah (benefit) from an item, it generally uses a term related to akhila. The prohibition against receiving hana’ah from avoda zara is different, utilizing the term “lo yidbak” and prohibiting any residual contact with the avoda zara. Are there practical ramifications of this difference?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #12: Defending the Rambam's Position Regarding Bittul Chametz
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #12: Using Candlelight for Bedikat Chametz
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #12: The Inadmissibility of Thought in Interactive Halakha
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Korban Pesach – The Minui Process One of the unique laws governing the korban Pesach (paschal sacrifice) is known as minui.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Lifnei Iver - Part Two The last shiur addressed a basic structural question regarding the prohibition of "lifnei iver lo titen mikhshol" (do not place a stumbling block before the blind).
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Eidut Kidush Ha-chodesh The mishna in Rosh Hashana (25b) describes several scenarios under which Beit Din sanctifies the new moon.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Lo Titchaten - The Issur of Intermarriage In parashat Va-etchanan the Torah enumerates some of the precautionary measures that need to be taken upon entry into the land of Israel.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Kinyan Meshikha
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Functions of the Sanhedrin Ha-Gedola The first mishna in Sanhedrin lists the various roles of the Sanhedrin Ha-Gedola, loosely translated as the High Court.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Makeh Be-Patish Infractions for Halakhic Status Changes In this shiur, we will study a number of sources regarding makeh be-patish in the context of a change in halakhic status. What do these sources indicate about the definition of makeh ba-patish? Do they prove that it is defined as an act that concludes a manufacturing process, or do they prove that it is defined as an act that is instrumental in providing the benefit of a process?
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Shevu’a that Accompanies Yachaloku Distribution In this shiur, we will examine the purpose of the shevu'a taken in the case of yachaloku. Is this oath intrinsic to this legislative case, or does it serve an extrinsic, social function? We will analyze some of the ramifications of this question.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin The Subject of the Berakha of Borei Minei Mezonot
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Mila
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Reshut Ha-rabim (Part 2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Shade of Sukka
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin A Shaliach for an Aveira The gemara in Kiddushin (42b-43a) presents an exception to the generally ubiquitous halakha of shelichut.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Chav Le-achrini - Disqualifying Shlichut Which Harms Third-Party Interest The convention of shlichut (halakhic agency) is a familiar and widespread concept in Halakha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav Moshe Taragin Tefisa

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