Shavuot
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Rav Moshe Taragin The Sacrifices of Shavuot: Shtei ha-Lechem and Kevasim The two offerings on Shavuot, the shtei ha-lechem and the kivsei atzeret, have unique halakhic qualities, and certain opinions may indicate that they are integrated into a unique fusion. Holiday Packages
Rav Moshe Taragin Forcing a Borrower to Pay a Debt in the Presence of Witnesses The gemara states that if the lender stipulates that the loan must be repaid in the presence of witnesses, the borrower is obligated to do so. What is the reason for this law, given the general principle of ha-motzi mei-chaveiro alav ha-ra'aya, which obligates the plaintiff to bring proof of any obligation of the defendant to pay? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of a Shevu’a Le-Haba (Part 1) In this shiur, we discuss the nature of a shevu'a le-haba. When such a shavua is violated, is the problem one of violation of an activity that one has personally forbidden, or is the problem a retroactive statement of falsehood? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of a Shevu’a Le-Haba (Part 2) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the nature of a shevu'a l-haba. Is this type of shevu’a structurally similar to a pastshevu’a, a shevu’a le-she'avar, in which the issur entailed is that of taking a false oath? Or does a future shevu’a remap certain neutral actions as being forbidden or obligatory, such that failure to fulfill the shevu’a is an active violation? We will consider a number of sources to help resolve this question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Essential Nature of Bikurim Even though Shavu'ot is known to us as Zeman Matan Torateinu - the day on which we received the Torah, this aspect is omitted in the Biblical description of the Yom Tov. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Definition of Shevu’at Shav In this shiur, we will evaluate the nature of a shevuat shav. Is this type of oath a form of extreme sheker, or is it forbidden because of the futility of the oath? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Reuven Taragin Bikkurim as a Korban An earlier shiur already itemized various halakhot which indicate the status of korban which bikkurim enjoy. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin A Shevua to Suspend a Mitzva (Part 1) The gemara indicates that a shevua to violate a mitzva is invalid. Is this because shevuot do not apply to the domain of halakhic activity, or is it because the Torah's commands override the shevua? We will discuss a number of ramifications of this question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin A Shevu’a to Suspend a Mitzva (Part 2) In this shiur, we continue our discussion of a shevu'a to suspend a mitzva by analyzing situations in which such a shevu'a might apply. What does this teach us about the nature of the general disqualification? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Can a Verbal Declaration Violate Halakhic Norms? In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the inability to articulate a shevu'a that contradicts a mitzva. We will connect this rule to the principle of "matneh al mah she-katuv ba-Torah." Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Shtei Halechem of Shavuot In Parashat Emor the Torah describes the unique korban offered on Chag Shavuot known as the 'mincha chadashah' - the new mincha offering. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #18: A Shevu’a Shiur #18: A Shevu’a Talmudic Methodology