Bava Metzia (Metho)
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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 The Buy-Back Option of the Loveh Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Migu vs. Eidim Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Commencing the Loan of an Item Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Definition of Gemar Din Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Hashavat Aveida Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Hashavat Aveida Part 2 Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush Part 2 Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Yeiush Part 3 Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Eid Mesayeia Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Tefisa Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Tefisa Part 2 Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Disqualifying a Gentile from Shelichut Several gemarot disqualify a gentile from serving as a shaliach (agent) based on a derivation from one of the three pesukim that serves as a source for shelichut (agency). Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Zachin Le-Adam Shelo Be-Fanav as a Derivative of Shelichut One of the most ubiquitous halakhic tools is the apparatus known as shelichut. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Liability of a Shoel The Mishna in Bava Metzia (94a) describes the four distinct categories of Shomrim - people who safeguard others' possessions and items. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Definition of Gemar Din In all civil cases, only after Beit Din issues a verdict is the case concluded and only at this stage must the parties adhere to the court's decision. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Kinyan on Davar She-lo Ba Le'olam In the halakhic system, transfer of ownership is accomplished through the process known as 'kinyan.' Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin She'ila Be-ba'alim The Mishna (Bava Metzia 94a) discusses the din of she'ila be-ba'alim: If one BORROWS a cow and contracts its owner (ba'al) to work for him, he is NOT liable for damages, should anything happen to the animal. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin R. Chiya Kamayta Having already addressed the basis of the halakha of modeh be-miktzat and the factors which generate an obligation to take an oath, we now turn our attention to the question of Rav Chiya. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Chav Le-achrini - Disqualifying Shlichut Which Harms Third-Party Interest The convention of shlichut (halakhic agency) is a familiar and widespread concept in Halakha. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Migu De-Zakhi Le-Nafshei - Acting as an Agent While Damaging Third Party Interests This week's shiur will inspect a situation in which shlichut DOES succeed EVEN THOUGH others are negatively impacted. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Nature of Kinyan Chatzer Several gemarot establish the principle of kinyan chatzer. Though personal possession entails the most basic form of ownership, the gemara recognizes the capacity of 'chatzer' to almost mimic physical possession. 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 Shiur #08: Unilateral Seizure of Disputed Funds One of the classical principles of halakhic legal decisions is ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-ra'aya - possession is awarded to the current possessor in absence of evidence to the contrary. The gemara discusses the case of tefisa, in which the plaintiff seizes the item in question, and concludes that does not usually achieve ownership for the plaintiff. In order to understand why tefisa does not ordinarily work and why it does under certain circumstances, we must study the underlying reason for the principle of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-ra’aya. Talmudic Methodology

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