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Sinat Chinam & Baseless Hatred (Part 1 of 5)

Kamtza and Bar Kamtza: What Is Baseless Hatred, Anyway?

When was the last time you hated someone for absolutely no reason? Sinat chinam, baseless hatred, is the reason the Talmud gives for the loss of the Second Temple. But, outside of comic book super villains, most of us don’t hate for the fun of it. Could it be we’ve been misunderstanding the true meaning of baseless hatred this whole time? 

Join Rabbi Fohrman for a look at the story of Kamtza and Bar Kamtza, and discover what Tisha B’Av is really trying to teach us about the nature of hate and putting an end to sinat chinam.

Discover other great Tisha Ba’v videos and resources at Aleph Beta, including ‘Rachel Weeping For Her Children”, “The Story of Hezekia”, and “Kinot for Tisha Ba'v”.

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar






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