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 Shir Ha-shirim - The Elegy of Jewish History The Meaning of Pesach
Rav Moshe Taragin Five Hidden Components of Yetziat Mitzrayim The Meaning of Pesach
Rav Moshe Taragin Language, Letters and Liberty The Meaning of Purim
Rav Moshe Taragin Torah Reading and Mount Sinai The Meaning of Shavuot
Rav Moshe Taragin House of Shekhina and Apocalyptic Shelter The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Rav Moshe Taragin Animal or Art: The Symbolism of Shofar The Meaning of the Shofar
Rav Moshe Taragin The Impact of Shofar upon Prayer The Meaning of the Shofar
Rav Moshe Taragin "Shall Kohen and Prophet be Slain in the Sanctuary?" In addition to the Midrash Rabba on the Five Books of the Torah, the Sages also compiled midrashim on each of the five Megillot. What is common to Megillat Eikha, Megillat Ruth and Megillat Esther is that the respective "Midrash Rabba" of each is accompanied by an introductory section. The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin Eikha: A Verbal Capsule of Jewish History The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rav Moshe Taragin The Source and Reason for Hallel Hallel is recited on numerous occasions: on holidays and Rosh Chodesh, during the sacrifice of a korban pesach (Pesachim 64a), during the wine libations of regular sacrifices (Arakhin 11a), and when Jerusalem or the Temple was expanded (Shavuot 14b). What is the source for Hallel, and can differences be drawn between its various forms? The Three Regalim
Rav Moshe Taragin Maintaining the Boundaries of Written and Oral Law Torah Study
Rav Moshe Taragin Smiling on Tisha Be-Av
Rav Moshe Taragin Eikha - The Password of Tisha Be-Av Eighty years ago, our nation suffered the greatest horror in our history. At the tail end of history, we were victimized by a brutal genocidal assault the likes of which no nation had ever faced. Spectacularly, we have arisen from that horror to rebuild our people.

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