Rabbi Moshe Taragin has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Gush Etzion for the past 24 years. He has Semicha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, a BA in Computer Science from Yeshiva College, and an MA in English Literature from City University. Rabbi Taragin previously taught Talmud at Columbia University, lectured in Talmud and Bible at the IBC and JSS divisions of Yeshiva University, and served as Assistant Rabbi at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue.
In addition, Rabbi Taragin currently teaches at the Stella K. Abraham Beit Midrash for Women of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion. He is the author of an Internet shiur entitled “Talmudic Methodology” with over 5,000 subscribers a weekly shiur on Pirkei Avot with over 1400 subscribers and has delivered hundreds of audio shiurim featured on the Yeshivat Har Etzion “Audio Beit Midrash” ( KMTT) as well as on YU Torah online.
Rabbi Taragin has authored a Yom Ha’atzmaut Machzor for Koren publishing house.
Rabbi Taragin, his wife and have 8 children and reside in Gush Etzion.
Field / Profession: Educator
Educator at: Yeshiva
Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Mussar/Character Development, Family Education, Campus/Students
Sample Topics - General:
Decoding the Mystery of Secular Zionism
Reading Prophecies into our current Redemptive Process
Living Through Redemption in Stages
How did Chassidut influence Religious Zionism
Defending Matyrdom in an Age of Religious Zealotry
The Dangers of Unbridled Messianism
Learning Lessons from Past Geulot
Dangers and Benefits of Chumra
Shema as the Anthem of Jewish History
The Emotional Inner life of Religion
Religious Challenges of Modern Democracies
How can Religious People Harness the Power of Social Media
Can a Settler also be a Humanist
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