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 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 Parshat Tetzaveh - The Korban Tamid: A Continuous Beginning What is the dual symbolism of the korban tamid, and what can this teach us about man's continuous daily encounter with God? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parashat Pekudei - Let Us Sanctify His Name in the World In light of this year's division of Vayakhel-Pekudei, read together as a double parasha on non-leap years, what is the relationship between the Mishkan and the priestly garments? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Ki Tisa - From the Egel to the Second Luchot Unlike the sin of the spies, the sin of the golden calf was largely forgiven. What was the reason for this change in God's approach to our sins, and how can we apply this dichotomy to other points in the history of the people of Israel? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Vayakhel, More Than Repetition Aside from a few subtle distinctions, much of the Torah's description of the Mishkan's construction in Parashat Vayakhel seems to constitute an exact repetition of Parashat Teruma. What is the reason for this apparent repetition, and what can the two parallel accounts tell us about different ways of relating to religious life? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Vayikra, Not Leviticus It is difficult to understand how the book of Vayikra, known as Torat Kohanim, fits into the broader context of the Torah's narrative. What purpose does Vayikra serve at this juncture in the Torah, and how do its lessons apply to Kohanim and non-Kohanim alike? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Tazria, The Lessons of Tum'a The laws of tum'a detailed in Parashat Tazria and Metzora are strategically placed in the book of Vayikra between the episode of Nadav and Avihu and the commandment of the Yom Kippur service. What can this unusual placement teach us about the proper balance of emotions that a person must display when approaching God? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Metzora - The Purification Process What is the thematic connection between Tazria and Metzora, and how does this connection manifest itself in the specific types of tum'a discussed in these parshiyot? Parshat HaShavua - The Weekly Torah Reading
Rav Yair Kahn Teshuva shiur 1 Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn Teshuva shiur 2 Teshuva
Rav Yair Kahn Rambam Free Choice Teshuva

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