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Arba Avot
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin Avot Mi-khlal De-ika Toladot - Understanding the Concept of Toladot in Halakha (2a) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Definition of Keren Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition to Cause Nizkei Mammon (2a-2b) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Reuven Taragin Mai Sh'na Shein, De-ye'ish Hana'a Le-hezeika Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Definition of Regel In this shiur, we will address the third "av" (category of nezikin) involving animals – regel, and discuss its unique properties and distinctiveness from the other avot. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Legal Ownership in Establishing Liability for Nizkei Mammon Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Bava Kama (3b-4a) 1) An initial comparison between keren and shein 2) Liability for damages caused by subordinate members of a household Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Classification of "Adam Ha-mazik" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Daf 4a-5a ​A) Does a Murderer Pay Kofer? B) Parallels between Shomer and Mazik C) Sokher Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Rav Chiya's List of Nezikim Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Hezek She-eino Nikar The gemara questions why R. Oshaya does not include the category of hezek she-eino nikar - after all R. Chiya listed three examples: one who impurifies another's teruma (metameh), one who mixes teruma with chulin (medameh) and one who sacrifices items to avoda zara (menasekh) thereby rendering them "forbidden." Why does R. Oshaya not list these forms of damage as well? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin The Structure of Avot Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Reuven Taragin "Meitav Sadeihu Yeshalem" Form and Content of Damage Payment Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Reuven Taragin Hiddur Mitzva Ad Shelish (9a-b) In a parenthetical note the gemara quotes R. Asi in the name of Rav Huna, who mandates a maximum limit of one third to be spent on proper mitzva observance - "be-mitzva ad shelish." Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Cheresh, Shoteh Ve-katan; Kofer for all Mazikim (9b) The gemara cites a beraita which elaborates upon this theme. If one placed an item in the care of a cheresh shoteh ve-katan (a blind or deaf person, or a minor - none of whom are capable of properly guarding the item from damaging), he is obligated to pay for the resulting damage. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Enlarging a Pit (10a) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Liability for Partial Damage (10b) The gemara attempts to locate additional scenarios of one who facilitates part-damage but is completely liable for payment of the entire damage. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Half Payments and Fine Collection (15b) The gemara introduces the dispute regarding chatzi nezek (half-damages) payments of keren (in the case of shor tam). Do we treat these payments as standard monetary ones or as a penalty to the owner for not properly watching the item? In the gemara's terminology: Do we view the payments as mamona (compensatory) or kenasa (a fine)? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Reuven Taragin Rav Natan (15b) The Scope of Damage Prevention Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Tzerorot Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Ha'ada'ah and Shinuy for Tzerorot Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Kishkush and Delil The gemara on 19b investigates the payments of an animal which swings a body part (either its tail or its amma (organ) and causes damage. Would such payments apply in reshut ha-rabim? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Shein in Reshut Ha-rabim Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin The Exemption from Shein in Reshut Ha-rabim Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Moshe Taragin Mah she-neheneit Masekhtot - Iyun

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