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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Feb 25, 2023

Yeshivat Har Etzion joins in mourning the passing of Dr. Atarah Twersky z"l, widow of Professor Isadore Twersky z"l, daughter of "The Rav", Harav Joseph B. Soloveitchik z"l, sister of Dr. Tovah Lichtenstein and YU Professor of Jewish History Dr. Haym Soloveitchik and mother of Rabbi Moshe Twersky HY"d, RIETS...

Feb 23, 2023

Rabbenu Yonah's Four Kitot 18: Proper Discretion with Information, When To Spread It and When Not, by Rav Gidon Rothstein

When lashon hara involves information that is not inherently negative or false, and yet will deny a person the merit of greeting God's Presence.

Feb 23, 2023

Purim | Midrash Esther and the Sinaitic Covenant, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

One of the types of Midr'shei Aggadah utilized by the composers of Midrashim is the "petichta" - (proem) which served as an introduction to the public reading of the text to which the Midrash attached. Among the more prolific and well-known...

Feb 16, 2023

The Arba Parashiot: More than Meets the Eye, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The annual cycle of Keriat haTorah is punctuated in the weeks before Pesach with the addition of the "Arba Parashiot" - four special readings read as the Maftir on those weeks. We analyze the historic-halakhic reality of this practice, along with...

Feb 15, 2023

Rabbenu Yonah's Four Kitot 17: True Negative Emotion, When To Spread It and When Not, by Rav Gidon Rothstein

We may not share irrelevant negative information about others, we must share it when it is relevant. Which is which?