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.

Teacher Title Abstract Course
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #7: "Mekalkel be-Chabura" In order to properly understand this sugya, we must discuss several broad sugyot in hilkhot Shabbat, such as "melakha she-eina tzerikha le-gufa," "davar she-eino mitkavein," "pesik reisha," and others. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #08: Tzurat Peri: The Significance of a Fruit's Form With Regard to Berakhot "What does one recite over fruits? Over fruits of the tree one recites borei peri ha-etz… Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Classification of "Adam Ha-mazik" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #09: "Berya" The Talmud Yerushalmi states (Berakhot 6:1): "Rabbi Yochanan took an olive and recited a berakha before [eating] it and after [eating] it ... Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #10: Perusa shel Beracha The Gemara in Berakhot 39b states: "It has been stated: If pieces and whole loaves are set before one, Rav Huna says: The blessing can be said over the pieces, and this serves also for the whole loaves. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #11a: Understanding "Sefeik Sefeika" The Gemara (9a) discusses the halakha of Rabbi Elazar that if a groom claims to have discovered on his wedding night that his bride was not a virgin, this claim suffices for her to become halakhically forbidden to him. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #11b: Understanding "Sefeik Sefeika" Part 2 In the previous shiur, we discussed various ways to explain the halakha of sefeik sefeika. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #12: "Muchzakut" With Regard to the Ketuba Payment In every case of monetary dispute brought to a "din Torah," we must determine who has the status of "tovei'a" (plaintiff) and who is the "nitba" (defendant). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #14: The Ketuba of One Hundred, and the Ketuba of Two Hundred The mishna in the fourth perek (51a) teaches that even if the husband never wrote a ketuba to his wife at the time of their marriage, the wife nevertheless collects the ketuba payment upon divorce or the husband's death. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Places Exempt From Bedika Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #18: Shelichut Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #19: "Ma Atem Benei Berit… " Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Prohibition of Chametz on Erev Pesach Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Tzerorot Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #20: Zakhin Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Ha'ada'ah and Shinuy for Tzerorot Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #24: The Status of a Na'ara Regarding Marriage and Divorce Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #25: May A Na'ara appoint a Shaliach? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #26: The Independent Betrothal of a Minor Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn A Father's Privileges With Respect to His Daughter Mishna (46b) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Pidyon (Ketubot 47:) Ketubot 47: Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn "Ola Imo Ve-eina Yoredet Imo" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn "Masar Ha-av Li-shluchei Ha-ba'al" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Ketubot 49a: Child Support Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn "Parnasa": The Orphan Girl's Dowry Masekhtot - Iyun

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