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 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 Parshat Shemini - For On This Day Hashem Will Appear Before You What is the connection between Aharon's pivotal role in the sin of the golden calf and his appointment by God to the position of Kohen Gadol?
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?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Bamidbar - Not Just Numbers Why does Sefer Bamidbar open with the census of the people of Israel, and why do Chazal seem to view the census as reflective of the very essence of the book?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Naso - Bridging Vision and Reality How do the three prominent halakhic passages of Parashat Naso fit in with the overall narrative structure of Sefer Bamidbar?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Korach - The Entire Nation is Holy Despite Korach's rebellious intentions, he had a legitimate complaint. How can we answer Korach's charge that "the entire nation is holy"?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Balak - I Will Bless Those Who Bless You What is the deeper meaning of Bil'am's narrative arc, and how is this connected to the role of blessings and curses in the Torah?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Pinchas, The Second Census Why were the people of Israel commanded to battle Midian twice, and what does this teach us about the evolution of Israel's national identity?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Matot, The Inauguration Parshat Matot contains numerous, seemingly superfluous details surrounding the battle with Midian and the two and a half tribes who settled east of the Jordan. How do these details contribute to the theme of Israel becoming a cohesive whole prior to the nation's entry into the land?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Masei - The Long and Winding Road What novel idea is the Torah conveying through the seemingly superfluous list of journeys in Parashat Masei?
Rav Yair Kahn Parshat Ekev, For Your Eyes Only Throughout Sefer Devarim, and particularly in Parashat Ekev, an emphasis on what the "eyes" of the people of Israel had seen in Egypt and in the wilderness appears numerous times. What is the meaning of this phrase and how can its message be applied to future generations?
Rav Yair Kahn Pesach and Matza: Two Phases of the Redemption Parshat Bo
Rav Yair Kahn Mitzvat Achilat Matza Holidays: Pesach 5771
Rav Yair Kahn Bedikat Chametz Before the 14th of Nissan Holidays - Pesach 5770
Rav Yair Kahn The Mitzva of Eating Matza Holidays - Pesach
Rav Yair Kahn What is the Difference between Zechirat and Sippur Yetziat Mitzrayim? KMTT - Holidays - Pesach5770-2