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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Mar 23, 2023

Pesach | Hallelu Avdei Hashem, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

What is the message behind the first chapter of Hallel?

One of the highlights - and perhaps the ultimate purpose - of the Seder evening is the recitation of Hallel (Tehillim 113-118), the first two chapters of which are sung at the end of Maggid. We explore the...

Mar 21, 2023

Pesach | The Meaning of Matzah: Between Becoming and Being, by Rav Chanoch Waxman

Shiur given at the Etzion Foundation Annual Dinner, March 20, 2023

Mar 16, 2023

The Obligation to Reexperience the Exodus, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

What is the source for the obligation to reimagine ourselves as having personally participated in the Exodus?

The Mishna (Pesachim 10:5) establishes the obligation - in every generation - for a person to view himself (or, per Rambam's nuanced wording,...

Mar 9, 2023

Rabbenu Yonah's Four Kitot 20: Rambam and Ramban on Nivul Peh, by Rav Gidon Rothstein

Conclusion to the series, Rambam and Ramban on nivul peh, and a wrap up of the messages of this series, of Rabbenu Yonah's closing the 3rd sha'ar with these four groups.

Mar 9, 2023

Ki Tisa | Inspiration: Day by Day, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The Parashiot of the Mishkan direct us how to construct a dwelling place for Hashem. This ideal is introduced at the outset of the commands as its goal: "They shall fashion a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell among them" (25:8) - but is also reiterated, with...