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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

Blending Democracy and Religion

This coming week, the United States—the longest running, and most successful democracy—will be celebrating its Independence Day. This ambitious experiment or “the city on the

Fear Is Acceptable, Panic Is Not

On the verge of entering Israel, Moshe launched a reconnaissance mission by dispatched 12 spies. The Jews couldn’t possibly conquer the hotly-contested land of Israel

The Age of Pessimism

Ever since we were liberated from Mitzrayim, we had heard glowing reports about a land of Hashem, which flowed with milk and honey. Having arrived

Never ‘Get Over It’

“Let the stranger praise you, but not your own mouth.” This proverb from Mishlei implies that often, outsiders are better able to distill the virtues

Sirens, Songs and Symbols

Standing silently in the Gush Etzion cemetery, listening to a wailing siren blaring its sad howl across the mountains of history, is one of the

Sirens, Songs and Symbols

Standing silently in the Gush Etzion cemetery, listening to a wailing siren blaring its sad howl across the mountains of history, is one of the

Are We Still Partners?

Israeli society is currently entangled in a complex web of controversial issues. The core debate surrounds the future of Israeli democracy, judicial reform and the

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The Jewish Spring

As we prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Jewish independence, we are consumed by a swirl of confusing emotions. We continue to suffer internal

The Sacred Partnership

Jewish survival is the greatest anthropological miracle of human history. How did a nation survive a two-thousand year exile, without common currency, flag or land?

Shabbat HaGadol: Trapped in Freedom

Annually, over Pesach—our zeman cheiruteinu—we relive our emancipation from Egyptian slavery. Arguably, we enjoy greater liberty than any previous generation. Over the past few centuries,