Rav Binyamin Tabory

Rav Binyamin Tabory, a talmid of Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik and talmid-chaver of Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l, received semikha from Yeshivat Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan and a Master’s degree in Jewish Philosophy from Yeshiva University. For more than thirty years, beginning in 1979, he gave an advanced Gemara shiur in Yeshivat Har Etzion. He previously served as rosh yeshiva in Toronto, Canada, at Yeshivat Or Chaim and Ulpanat Orot, and was the founding rosh kollel of the Torah Mitzion Kollel in Cleveland, Ohio. He also served as the Rav of Kehillat Alei Tzion in London. For over twenty years, Rav Tabory taught at Midreshet Moriah, a women’s learning center in Jerusalem, and at Sha’alvim for Women as well. Rav Tabory authored a written shiur for the Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash, The Weekly Mitzva, and an audio shiur at KMTT - Ki Mitzion Teitze Torah - The Torah Podcast, the yeshiva's mp3 Torah project in English, as well as at KESHET - Kol Shidurei Torah - The Torah Podcast, the yeshiva's mp3 Torah project in Hebrew. His shiurim have appeared in various publications and websites devoted to Torah study. See also The Weekly Mitzva, published by Maggid. Rav Tabory passed away 3 Elul 5779. Yehi zichro baruch. 

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Binyamin Tabory Are These Candles Indeed Holy? Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav Binyamin Tabory Is There a Mitzva to Eat Matza the Entire Holiday of Pesach? The Torah in Parashat Bo (Shemot 12:8) commands eating the korban pesach (the paschal lamb) together with matza and marror. Inasmuch as today we cannot offer sacrifices, including the korban pesach, there is no longer a biblical obligation to eat marror. However, Rava maintained that the obligation of matza has an independent status as a biblical requirement... Halakhot of Pesach
Rav Binyamin Tabory Selling Chametz and Circumventing Mitzvot In this shiur, we will address the effectiveness of selling chametz in overcoming the prohibition of bal yera'eh and bal yimatze (owning chametz on Pesach). Halakhot of Pesach
Rav Binyamin Tabory The Reading of the Megilla during the Day and at Night Halakhot of Purim
Rav Binyamin Tabory Halakhic Issues Raised by the Leap Year Halakhot of Purim
Rav Binyamin Tabory Tearing Garments Upon Seeing the Cities of Judea Just as one must tear his clothes when a close relative dies, the Halakha requires one to rip his garments when encountering three locations. Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Binyamin Tabory Tisha Be-Av on Shabbat When the ninth of Av falls on Shabbat, the fast is postponed until Sunday. Have Chazal canceled the fast of the ninth of Av and instituted it instead on the tenth, or is the day of the ninth still the day of mourning in principle? Halakhot of the Three Weeks
Rav Binyamin Tabory Chametz on Erev Pesach The gemara in Pesachim records a machloket between R. Yehuda and R. Shimon regarding the existence of a prohibition to eat chametz on the afternoon of erev Pesach. In this shiur, we examine how different Rishonim understood this machloket and how they accordingly understood related gemarot. Holiday Packages
Rav Binyamin Tabory Ḥol HaMoed (Intermediate Days of Passover and Sukkot) How do we determine which types of labor are permitted on chol ha-moed and which are forbidden? This question helps us the define the nature of these intermediate days. Holiday Packages
Rav Binyamin Tabory Affliction on Yom Kippur The prohibitions of Yom Kippur are formulated by the Torah in positive terms (“You shall afflict your souls”), not as prohibitions (e.g., “You shall not eat”). What are the ramifications of this? Holiday Packages
Rav Binyamin Tabory Varieties of Teshuva The Day of Repentance
Rav Binyamin Tabory The Kingdom of the House of David The Meaning of Shavuot
Rav Binyamin Tabory The Four Cups of Wine and the Mitzva of Publicizing the Miracle The Meaning of the Seder Night