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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Jun 23, 2019

48 Kinyanei Torah 21, Machrio Le'Kaf Zechut and Ma'amid Oto al ha-Emet ve'al Ha-Shalom, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

Judging others favorably - in general and in the context of learning; the goal of learning is getting it right, not being right.


May 21, 2019

48 Kinyanei Torah 20, Eino Sameach BeHora'ah and Nose Be'ol Im Chavero, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

Why shouldn't you be "happy" when making a halachic ruling? Why is empathy a crucial character trait - in general, and specifically with regard to learning?


May 13, 2019

48 Kinyanei Torah 19, Mitrachek min Hakavod and Lo Megit Libo B'Talmudo, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

Why is arrogance or excessive pride so problematic - generally, and specifically, when it comes to Torah study? Why is there a need for multiple kinyanim describing - seemingly - the same trait?


Mar 20, 2019

48 Kinyanei Torah 18, Ohev et Ha-Tochachot, Ohev et Ha-Meisharim, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

Why is rebuke - giving and receiving -  so central to religious growth?
Is "yashar" an intellectual or spiritual appellation?


Mar 12, 2019

48 Kinyanei Torah 17, Ohev et Ha-Beriyot and Ohev et Ha-Tzadakot, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

Why is loving people important, how is it expressed, and what does it have to do with Torah study? If tzedakah is not enough, what else is demanded of us?