Ketuvot
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #13: Ger Katan The mishna in Masekhet Ketubot (11a) alludes to a process of converting a gentile child. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #15: Bari ve-Shema The first rule of monetary litigation (dinei mammanot) asserts, "ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-re'aya" - literally, the one who comes to extract money shoulders the burden of proof. The accused, who physically possesses the disputed item or money, is given the overwhelming 'benefit of the doubt,' while the plaintiff must provide powerful evidence to mandate a favorable verdict. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Meisiach Lefi Tum In the halakhic legal system the highest form of evidence is the testimony of two witnesses. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Status of Sheva Berakhot as a Regel for the Chatan Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Rabbinic Requirement to Notarize a Document One of the most fascinating halakhic instruments is a shetar (contract). Some shetarot launch halakhic transformations. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Rabbenu Tam and the Case of Gentile Adultery Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Process of Notarizing a Shetar In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the validation of shetarot. Do various leniencies regarding this process indicate that it serves merely as a final check of the document, and not as a reworking of the entire contract? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Sefeika as Rov Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Keivan She-higid Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Panim Chadashot The gemara in Ketubot (7b) describes the seven berakhot recited under the chupa during the nisuin process. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Gomlin There are several halakhic domains that require the evidence of two witnesses, including monetary claims and cases relating to marital status. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Peh She-Asar Peh She-Hitir In this shiur, we discuss the legal mechanism of peh she-assar peh she-hitir. If a litigant could have won his case by simply remaining silent, any claim that he in fact makes is accepted as valid. Is this a form of the classic migu device, or does it operate under a different logic? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Ger Katan (Part 2) The previous shiur addressed the concept of zakhin and whether it is necessary for the performance of geirut upon a gentile katan. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur 07: Kam Leih Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Premarital Payment of "Mezonot" Support Talmudic Methodology
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. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Bari ve-Shema - Part II Having addressed Rav Huna's position – that bari ve-shema is sufficient and independent grounds to override the chezkat mammon (physical possession) and facilitate collection, we might turn our attention to the dissenting opinion of Rav Nachman and Rav Yochanan. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Afka Inhu Rabanan Le-kiddushin - Part I Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Tokh Kedei Dibbur in Eidim Zomemim The gemara in Ketubot addresses the issur of eid zommem (a special type of false witness) in relation to other issurim. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Afka Inhu Rabanan - Part II Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition for an Avel to Wear Tefillin In this shiur, we will discuss the avel's exemption from the mitzva of tefillin. Is this exemption a result of the need to protect the integrity of the mourner's aveilut, or is it necessary because an avel cannot fulfill the mitzva of tefillin properly? We will discuss a number of ramifications of this question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Teishvu Ke-Ein Taduru – Fashioning a Sukka like a Residence In this shiur, we will explore the principle of teishvu ke-ein taduru, which instructs that the sukka should provide a level of comfort approximating that of a permanent home. Does this principle demand that the structure itself reach a certain standard, or does it imply that the action of dwelling in the sukka must attain a certain level of comfort? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shavyei Anafshei Chatikha De-issura - Subjective Establishment of Prohibitions Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Sefeika - Part 1 Halakha provides several tools to assist in the resolution of empirical uncertainties. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Safek Safeika (part 2) An interesting application of the theory of safek sefeika, which we introduced and discussed in the last shiur, might be found in the comments of several Rishonim to Masekhet Beitza (3b). Talmudic Methodology

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