Rav Yair Kahn

Rav Yair Kahn [YHE '77] head of the Overseas Students Program, has been a Ram at Yeshivat Har Etzion since 1987. He teaches an Israeli shiur, one into which the Overseas students integrate comfortably. Rav Kahn has been the coordinator of the Virtual Beit Midrash Gemara Iyun Shiur for several years. Originally from NY, Rav Kahn studied at Chaim Berlin, Yeshiva University, and Yeshivat Har Etzion. Rav Kahn is also the editor of the Shiurei Hagrid series published by the Toras Horav Foundation and Mossad Harav Kook.

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Rav Yair Kahn The Death of Aaron's Sons, and the Priestly Service on Yom Kippur Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Yom Kippur Service Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Balak: I Will Bless Those Who Bless You The main part of Parashat Balak can be divided into two sections; the narrative and the prophetic. The prophetic section must be studied thoroughly in order to interpret its messages and decipher its codes. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Bamidbar: Not Just Numbers Even a superficial glance at Parashat Bamidbar reveals a basic difficulty. The counting and recounting of the people seems superfluous and trivial. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Torah's Response to Calamity Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Beha'alotekha: The Three Books of Bamidbar According to Rebbi, the parasha of "Va-yehi binsoa" is the dividing point of Sefer Bamidbar. In fact, Rebbi goes even farther, considering the sections of Bamidbar before and after this parasha as distinct books. A quick overview of Bamidbar is sufficient to reveal the sharp contrast that underlies Rebbi's position. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn You Shall Dwell in the Land in Security Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Bereishit: Man and Nature Volumes have been written about the opening chapter of the Torah, which describes the creation of the universe. Some refer to "the Biblical theory of creation," and present it as an alternative to "scientific" theories, such as "the theory of evolution." Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Final Showdown Parashat Beshalach documents the dramatic events of keriat Yam Suf, the splitting of the Red Sea. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Chayei Sara: This is Hashem's Doing The singular fondness for "the conversations of the servant" is a result of it being a simple human story. It lacks great nature confounding miracles. However, it contains a breathtaking human and religious drama, a drama in which man encounters Hashem within the natural order. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Chukat: The Emergence of the Second Generation Yisrael arrived, the entire congregation, at the wilderness of Zin in the first month [of the fortieth year] ... (Bamidbar 20:1) Here we are finally introduced to the second generation, who will succeed where their predecessors had failed. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Moshe's Interpretation of the Torah Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn For Your Eyes Only Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn TheMegadef Episode Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Testimony for Bnei Yisrael Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Be Holy, For I Hashem am Holy Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Covenant of Moav Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Speech of the Torah Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn From the Egel to the Second Luchot Cheit ha-egel (the sin of the Golden Calf) is one of the darker moments in the Torah. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Korach: The Entire Nation is Holy The story of Korach's rebellion is a fascinating drama, full of passion and intrigue. Although the Torah is grudgingly silent regarding the background and details of these events, Chazal, utilizing various nuances and hints in the biblical texts, managed to weave together a tale that reflects both human realities and philosophical dilemmas. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Lekh Lekha: Who Was Avraham? Although the documentation of events in the life of Avraham is relatively detailed, we are nonetheless confronted with a number of basic questions: Who actually was Avraham? Why was he chosen? What is the nature of the legacy that he passed on to the entire Jewish nation? How should this affect our lives? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Long and Winding Road Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Matot-Masei: The Inauguration Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn The Purification Process Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Afraid to Hope In this week’s parasha, the spotlight is on Yosef and his brothers. Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading

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