Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin The Shevua for Those Who “Hurry” Their Confessions (Ma’arim) In this shiur, we will study the case of a nitva who "hurries" his confession in order to avoid a situation of modeh be-miktzat, and thereby avoid a shevu''a. In this case, the gemara mandates that the nitva take an oath. What is the basis for this shevu'a. Does the hurried confession raise our suspicions, or does it somehow create a situation of modeh be-miktzat? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shevua on a Mitzva The gemara in Nedarim cites Rav Gidal's famous halakha that one is allowed/encouraged to take an oath to fulfill a mitzva. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shevuat Eid Echad In this shiur, we will examine the shevuat eid echad, the oath taken by a defendant when one witness claims that the defendant owes money. The question of whether the witness himself obligates the oath or merely augments the claim of the prosecution, which in turn obligates the oath, may lead to many interesting nafka minot about the application of shevuat eid echad. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Davar Ha-Gorem Le-Mammon (Part 2) To Which Items Does The Principle Apply? In the previous shiur, we addressed R. Shimon’s position that a gorem le-mammon is halachikally regarded in the same manner as a classic possession. In this shiur, we will explore the types of items that can be classified as gorem le-mammon. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shevuat Shav Even though halakha eschews distinguishing between serious prohibitions and less severe ones, one particular aveira is selected for special mention. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shevuat Bituy Le-HaBa Last week's shiur considered the correspondence (if any) between a shevuat sheker and a shevuat shav. This shiur will iy"H examine the dynamic between two different forms of shevuat sheker - an oath about actions in the past or one about actions in the future. Talmudic Methodology