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 #04: Masekhet Ketubot 3a - "Afke'inhu Rabanan le-Kiddushai'hu" The halakha of "afke'inhu" - the revocation of kiddushin - appears in our sugya with regard to a condition placed upon a get that was fulfilled through an oness (circumstances beyond one's control). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #04: Shomer Le-peri The Gemara (36a) cites the ruling stated by Rav Yehuda in the name of Rav concerning the status of the tzelaf plant (caper-bush) with respect to the prohibition of orla. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #05: Berakhot 36b Chameshet Minei Dagan – The Five Species of Grain The Gemara (36b) cites two halakhot in the name of Rav and Shemuel. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn The Definition of Regel In this shiur, we will address the third "av" (category of nezikin) involving animals – regel, and discuss its unique properties and distinctiveness from the other avot. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #5: Masekhet Ketubot 3b: "Ve-lidrosh Lehu De-oness Shari" The opening mishna of the masekhet establishes that a betula is married on Wednesday. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #06: Aveilut During the Seven Days of Wedding Celebration Our sugya discusses a situation where a conflict arises between the obligation of simcha (celebration) for a newlywed bride and groom and the obligation of aveilut (mourning). Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #6: Aylonit Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #06: Ha-koses et Ha-chita: The Berakha on Unprocessed Wheat It emerges from this berayta that the berakha of borei minei mezonot is recited only over grain products that have been made into food through the process of grinding/slicing and cooking/baking. Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #07: The Halakhic Definition of "Bread" We will devote this shiur to the issue of the precise halakhic definition of lechem – bread – for purposes of the berakha of ha-motzi. Masekhtot - Iyun
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 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

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