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Rabbi Moshe Taragin

Rabbi Moshe Taragin is a rebbe at Yeshivat Har Etzion located in Gush Etzion, where he resides.

Articles by Rabbi Moshe Taragin

The Age of Discontent

The past eight months have felt absurdly Kafkaesque. Our bizarre and disorienting reality defies any logical explanation. We feel utterly powerless in facing an angry

Sympathy Before Ideology

A nazir is an enigma. By adopting additional stringencies, he exhibits extraordinary dedication to an intensely religious lifestyle. Concerned about overindulgence in material pleasure, he

Look in the Mirror

We have watched in horror and dread as rabid mobs have chanted “Death to Jews.” We had presumed that our modern and enlightened culture would

Dayenu, Version 2024

As Pesach approaches, our minds and hearts are flooded with a range of conflicting emotions. October 7 was the darkest day in modern Jewish history.

Four Pesach Conversations With Hashem

Sefer Bereishit provides scant information about Hashem and creation. Instead, the narrative is dominated by reports about the family life of our ancestors, including the

Turning Inward, Turning Outward

The eagerly anticipated moment had finally arrived. An entire nation, three million strong, assembled in the courtyard of the newly constructed Mishkan to inaugurate the

Shareholders In Israel

The guidelines surrounding the Mishkan, korbanot and rituals were repeated twice. The first round of instructions, in parshat Vayikra, was directed to the rank and

Beshalach: United by Action, Not Words

One word is on everyone’s mind. During the past year, Israeli society was plagued by corrosive social rifts and vitriolic political disagreements. October 7 changed