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 Mitzvah to Fast Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Maariv Prayer Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn The Fasts of the Fourth and the Fifth Months Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Tefillat Shacharit (The Morning Prayer) Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Remembering and Requesting Rain Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn The Obligation of Tefilat Mussaf Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Geula and Tefilla Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Religious Zionism Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Lag B-Omer: Segulot Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
Rav Yair Kahn Jewish Law and Ethics Concepts in Prayer with Rav Yair Kahn
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 Issur Melakha Erev Pesach The gemara at the beginning of Pesachim has a lengthy discussion attempting to interpret the term "or." Inter alia, the gemara (2b) quotes a beraita regarding the prohibition of work on Erev Pesach: "From when on is work prohibited on the fourteenth (Erev Pesach)? R. Eliezer ben Yaakov says from the time of 'or,' R. Yehuda says from sunrise." Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Daf 17b: Deleting the Date Recorded in a Get Masekhtot - Iyun
Rav Yair Kahn Daf 22a - The Dispute Between R’ Meir & R’ Elazar The Gemara (daf 22b) ascribes the dispute here to the dispute between Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Meir as to which set of witnesses effectuate the transaction intended by a document - the eidei mesirah (“witnesses of delivery” who witness the physical transfer of the get between the two parties) or the eidei chatima (“witnesses of signing” who sign the document): Masekhtot - Iyun

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