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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Jun 29, 2023

​​​​​​​Ramban On The Torah | 04 | Balak, by Rav Eli Weber

One of the major differences between Rashi and the Ramban is how they see biblical figures. Rashi sees them in 2D; once he decides that someone is good, he picks out Midrashim that support that view. Same for people Rashi sees as bad. The Ramban, who...

Jun 22, 2023

Ramban On The Torah | 03 | Chukat, by Rav Eli Weber

Most of us think we know what the word "chok" means.

Jun 22, 2023

Chukat | The Decree Against Moshe Revisited, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The story of Moshe's striking the rock and the subsequent Divine decree, relieving him of his role as the leader, is a challenging one, both as far as the nature of the violation as well as the severity of the punishment relative to a seemingly...

Jun 22, 2023

Korach | The Midrashic History of Datan and Aviram, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The leaders of (part of) the rebellion against Moshe, Datan and Aviram, first mentioned in the context of the Korahide rebellion, are pictured by the Midrash as being a thorn in Moshe's side (to put it lightly) from the beginning of his career....

Jun 15, 2023

Ramban On The Torah | 02 | Korach, by Rav Eli Weber

Stepping back and understanding how this episode really played out.