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 The Requirement of Dating a Get (17a - 18a) This shiur will address the role and function of the 'date' within a 'get.' Though we might have expected the date to constitute a cardinal element, the gemara's discussion implies a subsidiary role. Keep in mind that as a 'get' is not primarily employed in collecting funds the need for a date is less than obvious. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 17a-18a - The Requirement of Dating a Get - Part 2 Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 18b Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 19a - Does a Get Need to Abide by the Standards of Sefer? Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 19 - Ketav al Gabei Ketav Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 19b - Contracts prepared in Gentile Courts Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 19b - Reading a Document to Illiterate Eidim Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 19b - The Requirement of the Eidei Mesira to Read the Get Having examined the process by which the signatories acquire knowledge of the contents of the shtar, the gemara considers the witnesses of the actual delivery. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 20a - The Function of Names within a Get Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of the Husband in Composing the Get Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Does the Transfer of a Get Require a Legal Transaction? Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 20a-b - Drafting a Get through Engraving Having digressed to discuss the signing of a get, the gemara returns to the issue of composing the get. The gemara derives from the phrase "Ve-khatav lah," "And he must write for her" (Devarim 25:1, 3), that the text must be written rather than cut. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 20b - Partially Withholding Delivery of a Get The Gemara (20b) describes a situation in which a husband stipulates that he intends to transfer the actual text of a get while retaining ownership upon the paper on which this text is written. In such an instance of "neyar she-li," the divorce is disqualified by the Gemara; this provokes an important debate among the Rishonim as to the exact reason for this rule. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin The Function of Netina within the Geirushin Ceremony, Part I Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin The Function of Netina within the Geirushin Ceremony, Part II Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 21a - Reformatting a Get after its Composition The mishna on 19a permits the drafting of a get upon the hand of a servant or the horn of a cow, so long as the entire servant or cow is subsequently transferred. For his part, Rabbi Yosei Ha-gelili invalidates these media for writing a get since he interprets the word "sefer" (Devarim 24:1, 3) literally: a get must resemble a formal document. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 22b - Who is Qualified to Draft a Get Lishma? Having outlined different purposes which the requirement of lishma during the composition (ketiva) process might serve, this shiur will study the individuals who are qualified to draft a get. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 23a - Non-Jews and Minors as Agents in the Delivery of a Get Having discussed who may write a get, the following mishna (23a) lists people who are suitable to deliver a get. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 23a - The Relationship between Principal and Agent Having explained the disqualification of a cheresh (deaf-mute), shoteh (mental deficient) or katan (minor)from serving as an agent in the divorce process, the Gemara now ponders the reason an eved, cannot serve in this capacity. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Avot Mi-khlal De-ika Toladot - Understanding the Concept of Toladot in Halakha (2a) Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #02: Kiddushin as a Kinyan Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition to Cause Nizkei Mammon (2a-2b) Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #04: Kinyan Chatzer as a Form of Yad One of the most intriguing forms of kinyan is known as kinyan chatzer, in which one acquires an item when it is placed on his property. Obviously, in the case of kinyan chatzer, the chatzer itself is not acquiring ownership, but is rather affecting a transition of ownership to the owner of the chatzer. One possibility is that it operates through yad. In this shiur, we will explore what this means. Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Legal Ownership in Establishing Liability for Nizkei Mammon Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)
Rav Moshe Taragin Bava Kama (3b-4a) 1) An initial comparison between keren and shein 2) Liability for damages caused by subordinate members of a household Masekhtot - Iyun (Gittin / Pesachim)

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