On Shabbat, February 9-10, Rabbi Moshe Taragin, ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion, will be the Scholar-in-Residence at Congregation Beth Aaron. His topic at 8:15 p.m. on Friday night will be “Chassidut and the Restoration of Simcha to Religion.” At the conclusion of Musaf, he will speak on “The Two Books of Har Sinai,” and between the 5 p.m. Mincha and the 6:05 p.m. Maariv on Shabbat, the topic will be “Living Through a Redemption ‘In Stages.’”
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 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 and 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 and his wife have eight children and reside in Gush Etzion.
Congregation Beth Aaron is located at 950 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.