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KMTT - the Torah Podcast

Sep 21, 2023

Ha'azinu and the Levi'im, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Why is Haazinu the only Parashah which has "hard-wired" Aliyot (הזיו לך)?

"Now, write for yourselves this poem and teach it to Bnei Yisrael, place it in their mouths..." According to Rambam, the essential command for every Jew to write a Sefer Torah is anchored in...

Aug 17, 2023

Shoftim | You Shall Cleanse the Innocent Blood, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Who is the audience of Devarim 21:9? 

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Aug 9, 2023

Re'eh | Banim Atem - Why Here, Why Now? by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The turning point in Parashat Re'eh is at the beginning of Chapter 14. Having completed the presentation of Mitzvot related to idolatry and the special place where "Hashem will choose to cause His Name to reside," Mosheh's speech turns to issues of...

Aug 3, 2023

Ekev | 40 Days and 40 Nights, Revisiting Moshe's Speech About the Egel, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

Moshe's teaching the audience of Sefer Devarim - an orphaned generation that was, by and large, born into freedom in the desert - has curious twists and turns when contrasted with the narratives of Shemot and Bamidbar. In...

Jul 25, 2023

Vaetchanan | Revisiting the Wise Son's Question, by Rav Yitzchak Etshalom

The mitzva - how to teach your child - is really about the transmission of Moshe's shelichut within each family. Your children should be turning to you with this question, because they want to know what is the secret to our successful long-life in...