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 Changes in Prayer During the Ten Days of Repentance Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn The Relationship Between Shofar and Prayer Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn "She-assa Nissim La-avoteinu" Halakhot of Chanuka
Rav Yair Kahn Checking for Chametz before the Fourteenth of Nisan Bedikat Chametz (Checking Chametz) Before the Fourteenth of Nisan Halakhot of Pesach
Rav Yair Kahn The Link Between Matza and Maror and the Story of the Exodus Halakhot of Pesach
Rav Yair Kahn The Prohibition of Work on Erev Pesach Halakhot of Pesach
Rav Yair Kahn Adar Alef and the Holiday of Purim Halakhot of Purim
Rav Yair Kahn Tu Bi-Shevat: The New Year for Trees As Tu Bi-Shevat – the "New Year for Trees" – approaches, let us study the significance of the date chosen for this minor festival – the 15th day of the month of Shevat. Holiday Packages
Rav Yair Kahn Birkat ha-Torah: The Highest of Blessings Is Birkat Ha-Torah a blessing on a mitzva or a blessing of praise and thanks? Is its recitation a biblical mitzva or a rabbinic one? Is it an individual mitzva or a communal one? This shiur explores these questions through the lenses of the Rambam and Rav Soloveitchik. Holiday Packages
Rav Yair Kahn KMTT - Hilchot Teshuva - 00 An Overview of Hilchot Teshuva of the Rambam. KMTT - Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn KMTT - Hilchot Teshuva 01 Is Teshuva Midat HaDin or Midat HaRachamim? KMTT - Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn KMTT - Hilchot Teshuva 02 Ahavat Hashem Mei-Ahava KMTT - Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn KMTT - Hilchot Teshuva 03 Asseret Yemei Teshuva KMTT - Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn KMTT - Hilchot Teshuva #04 The Uniqueness of Asseret Yemei Teshuva and Yom Kippur KMTT - Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn Revelation and Repentance Selichot and the Yom Kippur Service
Rav Yair Kahn Moshe and the Giving of the Torah Immediately prior to the Asseret Ha-dibbrot (Ten Commandments), an enigmatic dialogue is recorded (19:21-25). Hashem orders Moshe to warn the nation not to attempt to catch a glimpse of Hashem. Standing at Sinai
Rav Yair Kahn Teshuva shiur 1 Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn Teshuva shiur 2 Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn The order of the Shofar Blessings Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn The Yom Kippur Avoda Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn The Contradiction between the Day of Judgement and the Holiday of Rosh Hashana Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn The Ten Days of Repentance The Day of Repentance
Rav Yair Kahn Moshe: National Leader and Divine Representative The Exodus and Moshe
Rav Yair Kahn The Recitation of Hallel on Chanuka When we open Hilkhot Chanuka, we find, surprisingly enough, a presentation of all the halakhot of Hallel. If we had chosen a framework for these halakhot, we would have likely selected Hilkhot Tefilla, or perhaps we would have preferred Hilkhot Yom Tov. But the Rambam chose specifically Hilkhot Chanuka, which is quite puzzling. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Yair Kahn The Miracle of the Lights The Meaning of Chanuka

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