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 The Miracle of the Lights The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Yair Kahn Rosh Hashana – The Jewish Celebration of a Cosmic Event The Meaning of Rosh Hashana
Rav Yair Kahn "You Shall Make for Yourself the Festival of Sukkot" The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Rav Yair Kahn The Fruit and the Flower The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Rav Yair Kahn Remembering and Recounting the Exodus: The Meaning of the Seder Night
Rav Yair Kahn Matza: Symbol of Servitude, Redemption, or Both? There are many halakhic indicators, as we shall see, that matza is both the bread of servitude and the bread of redemption. Why are there two foods to symbolize the redemption – matza and the Pesach offering; and why are there two foods to symbolize the servitude – matza and maror? Furthermore, how is it possible that matza can symbolize these two opposites? The Meaning of the Seder Night
Rav Yair Kahn The Secret of Jewish Regeneration The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rav Yair Kahn The Yom Kippur Service and the Death of Aharon's Sons The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Yair Kahn The Mitzva of Rebuke Interpersonal. Fulfilling the mitzva to rebuke one's friend, "Hokhei'ach tokhiach et amitekha" (Vayikra 19:17), frequently becomes complicated when the party being rebuked does not want to change his behavior. Must one rebuke those who do not want to listen? Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Seasonal Changes to Shemoneh Esrei Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Fasting and Prayer: Drought and Crisis Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Zimmun Birkat HaMazon Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Designating a Place for Prayer Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur 10: Tu Be-Shevat: The New Yearfor Tress Israel Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Shiur #11: Adar Alef and the Holiday of Purim Purim Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Tu Bi-Shevat: The New Year for Trees Holidays Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Adar Alef and the Holiday of Purim Purim Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Adar Alef Purim Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Bedikat Chametz Before the Fourteenth of Nisan Pesach Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn This Matza That We Eat - For What Reason? Pesach Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Birkat Ha-gomel Blessings Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Mashiv Ha-ruach Ve-ten Tal U-matar Prayer. At the onset of the rainy season in Israel, there are a number of changes introduced into the tefilla. From Shmini Atzeret on, we insert the phrase "Mashiv ha-ruach u-morid ha-geshem" into the second berakha (birkat ha-gevurot). Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn Changes in Prayer During the Ten Days of Repentance Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn The Relationship Between Shofar and Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn When Tisha Be-Av Falls on Shabbat This year, the ninth of Av falls on Shabbat. Since it is prohibited to fast on Shabbat, the fast is pushed off until Sunday, the tenth of Av. However, there are many things prohibited on Tisha Be-Av aside from fasting, and it is usually permissible to refrain from these things on Shabbat. Do these laws apply on Shabbat, despite the fact that the fast is delayed?

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