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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Jun 11, 2024

Land and Legacy: Redemption in Megillat Ruth, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The notion of "Geula" is prominent throughout Megillat Ruth, reaching a crescendo in the final Rav Yitzchak Etshalom chapter. The redemption is not just about land, but about a person's memory - as exemplified by the curious structural relationship...

Jun 5, 2024

Yom Yerushalayim 2024 | Hodu LaShem Ki Tov, by Rav Moshe Taragin

From the miracles of 1967 to the darkness of 2024, it is important to recognize Hashem's presence in this world

Jun 4, 2024

The Conquest of Yerushalayim: The Blind and the Lame, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

In honor of Yom Yerushalayim, we examine the curious presentation in II Shmuel 5 of David's "conquest" of Yerushalayim, with the puzzling mention of the "blind and the lame". Surveying the pre-monarchic history of Yerushalayim in Tanakh...

Jun 4, 2024

Yom Yerushalayim | The Never Changing, Ever Changing City, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

As we celebrate the reunification, בחסדי שמים, of Yerushalayim, we take a look at a favorite Psalm associated with the day; this Tehilla alludes to the dialectic nature of Tziyon, its stability offset by the dynamic experience...

May 31, 2024

Decorating the Shul on Shavuot: Custom and Controversy, by Rav Dovid Gottlieb

This shiur was given to the Kehillat HaEla women's group in Ramat Beit Shemesh.

Discussing one of the very well-known traditional customs, which it turns out, was a hotly debated minhag.