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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Oct 27, 2022

BRAND NEW SERIES, Rabbenu Yonah's Four Kitot - How Not to Lose the Divine Presence by Rav Gidon Rothstein

This is Week One, The Four Groups who do not Greet the Divine. This shiur will lay out the broad parameters of four groups the Gemara says will not merit the Divine Presence, and the meaning of that consequence.

Oct 27, 2022

Noach | The Rainbow and the Covenant, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Who are the parties to the first Berit, symbolized by the rainbow? 

The first ברית made in the Tanakh is between God and...? (People? Animals? The Earth?) in the immediate aftermath of the cataclysmic flood. The rainbow is presented as the "sign of...

Oct 20, 2022

Bereishit | Unravelling a Bereishit Enigma, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The story of Kayin's descendants concludes with a return to Adam and to the "replacement" son that he had, Sheth and his son, Enosh. The story concludes with a puzzling phrase, אז הוחל לקרא בשם השם, a phrase which has been interpreted...

Oct 17, 2022

Six Shifts in the "History" of Torah, by Rav Moshe Taragain

Shiur given Leil Hoshana Rabba 5783, at Heichal Shlomo, Jerusalem

Simchat Torah is a human invention.

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Oct 7, 2022

Sukkah Zu al Shum Mah? by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The Torah commands us to live in Sukkot in order "that your generations know that I made/allowed/enabled (?) Bnei Yisrael to dwell in Sukkot as I took them out of Egypt". As far back as the Tannaitic era, there is an array of opinions as to the referent "Sukkot". Were they...