Shabbat
Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Moshe Taragin Calculations on Shabbat for Mitzvot Several Gemarot in Messekhet Shabbat interpret a statement in Sefer Yeshaya (58:13) as forbidding discussing financial activities on Shabbat. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Melakha of Kosheir The melakha of kosheir is loosely defined as fastening two items through use of a "tying material," such as a rope. In this shiur, we will assess the nature of the melakha. Does kosheir prohibit fastening, or does it prohibit the formation of a knot? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Melakha of Borer: Separation or Waste Removal In this shiur, we will explore the definition of the melakha of borer. Is borer defined as the removal of "waste" from "food," or is it defined as an act of separation? We will discuss a number of practical ramifications of this question. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Borer for Immediate Consumption The halakha permits an act of borer, separating edible produce from non-edible waste, if the food is intended for immediate consumption, at least under certain circumstances. In this shiur, we will analyze the variable of immediacy and why it permits a borer action that would otherwise be forbidden. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Lifting From and Depositing Into An Area of 4x4 Amot Typically, hotza'ah is only violated if an item was removed from a wide base of 4x4 and deposited onto a similarly wide 4x4 base. In this shiur, we will address this discussion and the nature of the 4x4 requirement for hotza'ah, which may explain some of the exceptions to and consequences of this rule. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining Prohibited Bishul (Cooking on Shabbat) - Part 1 In this shiur, we will begin to discuss the nature of the prohibition of bishul on Shabbat. Is the melakha defined as an act of applying heat to items, or is it defined as advancing food toward digestibility through heat processing? Must there be an act performed upon fire or heat in applying it to food in order to be considered a violation of this issur? We will discuss this question in the context of cooking in sunlight, cooking through iruy kli rishon, and cooking in a kli rishon she-husar mei-al gavei ha-esh and in a kli sheni. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Melakha of Makeh Be-Patish (Completing a Manufacturing Process) In this shiur, we discuss the melakha of makeh be-patish. Is makeh be-patish defined as completing a manufacture process, or does it prohibit secondary activities that normally coincide with the conclusion of a process but are peripheral to its conclusion? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of Kotev – Writing (Part 1) The mishna lists writing (kotev) as one of the prohibited melakhot of Shabbat. On a basic level, we might assume that the melakha consists of forming letters with ink or other forms of inscription material. However, several indicators suggest that the melakha is defined as the communication through text. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #08: Pesik Reisha Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Prohibition of Kotev – The Act of Writing (Part 2) In this shiur, we will explore the mechanics of the act of writing and what type of activities are forbidden. We will focus on the examples of ketav al gabei ketav, writing through erasure, and writing with one's left hand, noting if the status of these acts reflects something about the nature of kotev itself. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of "Bittul Kli Mei-Heichano" The mishna in Shabbat (42b) describes a Shabbat prohibition to place a vessel under oil that is dripping from a lit lantern. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #09: Pesik Reisha ֠(part 2) Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Zakhor Et Yom Ha-Shabbat Le-kadsho The description of Shabbat contained in parashat Yitro begins with the phrase 'Zakhor' which literally means to remember. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Prohibition of Amira Le-Nochri Instructing a Gentile to Perform Prohibited Melakhot A number of sources in the gemara refer to the prohibition of amira le-nochri, instructing a gentile to perform a melakha on Shabbat. Is this concept an extension of the idea of shelichut (agency), or is it rooted in a different principle? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Hatafat Dam Berit Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Defining the Melakha of Tzeida The melakha of tzeida appears to be different from other melakhot in that capturing an animal does not appear to cause any transformation in the object of the melakaha. In this shiur, we will discuss the possibility that the transformation lies in the newfound human access to the animal. We will note a number of nafka minot of viewing the melakha in this fashion. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Makeh Be-Patish Infractions for Halakhic Status Changes In this shiur, we will study a number of sources regarding makeh be-patish in the context of a change in halakhic status. What do these sources indicate about the definition of makeh ba-patish? Do they prove that it is defined as an act that concludes a manufacturing process, or do they prove that it is defined as an act that is instrumental in providing the benefit of a process? Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin The Melakha of Boneh (Construction) The mishna (Shabbat 102b) describes the melakha of boneh (construction). Typically, this activity is associated with the actual construction of buildings. However, the gemarot cite several instances in which actual constructions are not produced. In this shiur, we will explore the nature of this melakha. Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur#14: Bi-Khedei She-Ya'asu Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #14: The Melakha of Ha'avara: Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #15: The Prohibition of Hotza'a on Shabbat Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur #16: Akira and Hanacha Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Shiur#16: Creation of Sound on Shabbat and Yom Tov Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Sinning to Save Others From Sin Talmudic Methodology
Rav Moshe Taragin Preserving the Broader Interests of Shabbat Talmudic Methodology

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