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 Ketuba as a "Tenai Bet-Din" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn "Techilato Be-oness Ve-sofo Be-ratzon" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn "Pidyon" for the Wife of a Kohen Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Obligation of Pidyon Masekhet Ketubot 52a Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn A Husband's Obligation of "Kevura" Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Masekhet Ketubot 54a The Widow's Residence Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Introduction to the Eighth Perek of Bava Metzia Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Daf 94a - 95a The Four Shomrim - An Overview Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Responsibility of a Sho'el (94b) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Meita Machmat Melakha (96b) Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Religious Dimension of Jewish Civil Law Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Yehei Munach Ad She-yavo Eliyahu Our mishna applies yachloku where the two litigants holding on to the talit claim "I FOUND it first." There is a debate among the Rishonim concerning a case where the respective claim of the litigants is "I personally WOVE it" - "ani aragtiha." Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Mamon Ha-mutal Be-safek - The Dispute of Simkhus and Chakhamim Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #04 (5776): The Religious Dimension of Jewish Civil Law Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Kal Va-chomer From Hoda'a to Eidim (3b) One who altogether denies a monetary claim against him need not take a shevu'a de-orayta (oath mandated by the Torah), and must take only a shevu'at heset (oath instituted by Chazal). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn One Who Admits to the Claim in Regard to Land But Denies the Claim in Regard to Vessels – The Relationship Between the Claim and the Admission Daf 4b: This shiur will deal with a claim consisting of two parts, one relating to land and the other relating to vessels (movables). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn 4b - Gilgul Shevu'a According to the Gemara's conclusion (4b), the mishna in Shavuot comes to teach us the concept of "gilgul shevu'a". The Gemara in Masekhet Kiddushin (27b) establishes the Torah origin of the gilgul shevu'a provision, and derives it from the oath taken by the sota. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Takfa Echad Befaneinu R. Zera raises a question relating to the case of our mishna "shnayim ochazim be-tallit" - Takfa echad be-faneinu mahu - what is the halakha if one of the two litigants grabs the entire tallit in our (beit din's) presence? Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #18: Minyan Ha-raui The laws of ma'aser beheima obligate one to set aside one of ten animals born to his flock in any given year and to offer it as a sacrifice. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn 7a Modeh Bi-shtar She-katvo According to Torah law, a shtar signed by two witnesses, is valid, although the authenticity of their signatures was not verified. Nevertheless, Rabbinic law demands that the signatures be verified, in order to diminish the possibility of forgery. This process is known as "kiyum hashtar." Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Bava Metzia 8a: Lifting a Metzia Together The Mishna indicates that when two people lift a metzia together, each person acquires half of the object. Rami Bar Chama tried to prove from this that one can establish ownership over an object for another person. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Introduction to Arvei Pesachim Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Arvei Pesachim #2: 99b Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Arvei Pesachim #3: 99b-100b Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Arvei Pesachim #4: 100b - 101b Masekhtot - Iyun

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