Rav Moshe Taragin

Rav Moshe Taragin [YHE '83] has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion since 1994. He has Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin previously taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in Talmud and Bible at the IBC and JSS divisions of Yeshiva University, and served as Assistant Rabbi at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue. In addition, Rabbi Taragin currently teaches at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin Methods of Performing Sefirat Ha-omer Halakhot of Sefirat HaOmer
Rav Moshe Taragin The Hadar Clause for the Four Minim The first mishna in the third chapter of Sukka (29b) lists the various conditions which invalidate a lulav. Halakhot of the Four Species
Rav Moshe Taragin The Nature of the Seven-Day Mitzva of Lulav Halakhot of the Four Species
Rav Moshe Taragin Ownership Requirements of a Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Moshe Taragin The Relationship Between the Sekhakh and the Walls of a Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Moshe Taragin Must One Actually See the Sekhakh? Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Moshe Taragin Shade of a Sukka Halakhot of the Sukka
Rav Moshe Taragin The Issur for an Avel to Attend a Simcha Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin Torah Study on Tisha B'Av Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin The Aveilut of Tisha B'Av Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin Blowing Trumpets on A Fast Day: Prayer and Unity Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin The Lottery in the Temple Service on Yom Kippur Halakhot of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Moshe Taragin Sprinkling the Blood on Yom Kippur Halakhot of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Moshe Taragin Sequence Requirements in the Sacrificial Service of Yom Kippur Halakhot of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Moshe Taragin Neila - The Nature of a Singular Prayer Halakhot of Yom Kippur
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Bathing on Yom Kippur Halakhot of Yom Kippur
Rav Moshe Taragin The Mitzva to Eat on Erev Yom Kippur The gemara in several locations establishes the mitzva to eat on erev Yom Kippur. Halakhot of Yom Kippur
Rav Moshe Taragin Using Shemitta Oil for Lighting Chanuka Candles Holiday Packages
Rav Moshe Taragin The Sacrifices of Shavuot: Shtei ha-Lechem and Kevasim The two offerings on Shavuot, the shtei ha-lechem and the kivsei atzeret, have unique halakhic qualities, and certain opinions may indicate that they are integrated into a unique fusion. Holiday Packages
Rav Moshe Taragin Is Megillat Esther Patterned After a Sefer Torah Megillat Esther
Rav Moshe Taragin A Desert Gift Standing at Sinai
Rav Moshe Taragin Chanuka as the Inauguration of Galut The Midrash (Bamidbar Rabba 13:2) portrays an intriguing decision by God to artificially delay the induction of the Mishkan. Practically speaking, construction of the Mishkan was completed on the twenty-fifth of Kislev (having transpired over a two-month period since Yom Kippur). Naturally, the inauguration ceremonies should have occurred on this date, when Chanuka begins, but God determined that the inauguration of the Mishkan should be delayed until Nissan. However, the Midrash elaborates (Yalkut Melakhim 184), God assured the month of Kislev that a future induction would occur during this period: the rededication of the Mikdash during the miracles of Chanuka, a millennium later. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Moshe Taragin The Nature of the Blessing of "She-assa Nissim" Lighting candles on Chanuka incorporates a second dimension as part of the fulfillment of the mitzva itself. That second dimension, pirsumei nissa (publicizing the terms of the miracle), directly affects the manner and style in which the mitzva is performed. Essentially, by lighting candles an individual fulfills both a mechanical mitzva as well as a second facet of publicizing the miracle of Chanuka. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Moshe Taragin Expressions of Pirsumei Nissa We have previously discussed the berakha of she-assa nissim (http://www.vbm-torah.org/chanuka/chan64-mt.htm) recited when lighting the Chanuka candles, and we used that berakha to evaluate if there is a second layer to the mitzva of hadlakat nerot. In this shiur, we will examine additional indications that this mitzva is indeed multi-layered. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Moshe Taragin Zeman Cheruteinu - Reflections of a Metzuveh Ve-oseh The Meaning of Pesach

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