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Rosh Hashana
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin A Shofar with a Hole The mishna in Rosh Hashana which lists the various physical deformities disqualifying a shofar includes the problem of a shofar which has a hole. Halakha
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #03: Tosefet Shiur #03: Tosefet Mishna Shevi'it
Rav Moshe Taragin Further Defining the Prohibition of Bal Te'achar Part 1 In this shiur, we continue our discussion of the prohibition of bal te'achar. We will examine whether this prohibition reflects delay of the execution of a personal mitzva established through an oath of some sort, or if it constitutes delaying giving items owed to hekdesh. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Impact of Shofar upon Tefilla At the center of Rosh Hashana stands the mitzva of shofar. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Halakhic Definition of the Mitzva of Shofar The Torah's description of the mitzva of blowing shofar on Rosh Hashana is atypical in that a direct verb is not employed. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Cracked Shofar The mishna in Rosh Hashana (27a) mentions several disqualifications regarding the structure of the shofar. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #01: Stolen Shofar Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of Bal Te'achar Part 2 In a previous shiur, we introduced the basic question surrounding the issur of bal te'achar, the prohibition of delaying korbanot and hekdesh-related obligations. Is the issur defined as delaying obligations (possibly initiated through verbal declaration, or possibly autonomous obligations)? Or does the prohibition consist of withholding monies belonging to hekdesh or hekdesh-like accounts? Several cases in which the latter possibility was not relevant were considered for possible bal te'acharapplication. In this shiur, we will explore additional issues of bal te'achar that may stem from this fundamental question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Accompaniment of Shofar The previous shiur illustrated the role shofar plays in transforming a human prayer into an instinctive animal cry. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin A 'Mum' in a Shofar The past two shiurim have inspected the respective disqualifications of nisdak and nikav (a split in the shofar, and a hole). Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Role of Kavana in the Performance of a Mitzva The gemara in Rosh Hashana discusses the role of kavana (deliberate intent) within the performance of a mitzva. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Eidut Kidush Ha-chodesh The mishna in Rosh Hashana (25b) describes several scenarios under which Beit Din sanctifies the new moon. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Definition of Bal Te'achar The Torah places a time limit on the offering of pledged korbanot. If a person delays too long, he violates the prohibition of "lo ye'achar" (he should not delay), otherwise known as bal te'achar. There is much debate among the Tanna'im regarding the duration of the bal te'achar violation, but it is generally marked by the passage of one or a number of chagim. In this shiur, we will explore the nature of the prohibition. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Structure of Tekiyot on Rosh Ha-shana Talmudic Methodology