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Megilla
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin The Relationship between the Two Days of Purim One of the more intriguing aspects of the mitzva of reading the Megilla is the variety of times during which this mitzva is performed. Halakhot of Purim
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #01: Reading Targum During Keriat Ha-Torah Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #03: Beit Knesset and Mikdash Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #04: Beit Knesset and Mikdash ֠Part 2 Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Reading of the Last Eight Pesukim The gemara in Menachot (30a) considers the final 8 pesukim of VeZot HaBerakha and especially the manner in which these pesukim are read in public. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Kriat Ha-Torah on Purim The gemara in Megilla (21b) cites the principle that whenever the Torah is read in public a minimum of ten pesukim must be read. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #10: Purim Seuda When Purim Falls on Shabba Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Status of Megillat Esther in Relation to Other Sefarim of Tanakh The central mitzva of Purim is certainly the reading of the megilla. Talmudic Methodology
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. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #12: Early Megila Reading for People in Small Villages Part 2 Having previously inspected the nature of the Megila reading of the villagers (prescheduled to the proximate Monday or Thursday before Purim), we might inquire as to practical ramifications of this issue. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #13: Is Megillat Esther Patterned after a Sefer Torah? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Adar I and Purim Katan A shana me'uberet represents a calendaric anomaly. First of all, the very addition of an extra month reflects the flexibility of the Jewish Calendar. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Is Reading the Megilla on the 15th a Separate Mitzva from Reading on the 14th? At the heart of the debate about the Megilla reading schedule of perazim and mukafim (perazi = one who lives in an open city who would generally read on the 14th, mukaf = one who dwells in a walled city who would normally read on the 15th) lies a crucial debate between the Ri"f and the Ba'al Hama'or. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Kriot Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Unique Status of Ta'anit Ester Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Matanot L'evyonim One of the unique features of Purim is the Mitzva of Matanot l'evyonim - literally to distribute charity to the needy. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #19: Keriyat ha-Torah and Har Sinai Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Two Kri'ot of Megilla Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Mitzvat Mishloach Manot Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #22: Reading the Haftarah Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Sirtut The gemara in Menachot (32b) states that there is a Halakha Le-Moshe Mi-Sinai requiring sirtut for a mezuza, but not for tefilin. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Letters of Tefillin The gemara in Shabbat (62a) discusses the violation of carrying tefillin into a bathhouse. Talmudic Methodology