Parashat & Current Events

BS”D Parashat Vayelech 5783

The Torah proclaims that the Jewish nation will be a blessing for all mankind. Our agenda during the Days of Awe is to convince the Creator of our sincere intentions to repent and improve the religious quality of our lives. What if we fail?

BS”D Parashat Nitzavim 5782

On Rosh HaShana HaShem judges individuals and nations. Each individual has an intimate connection with the Creator, so, there are people who have what to be worried about, while others can feel assured of another great year.

BS”D Parashat Ki Tavo 5782

It was common knowledge that these were the final days on earth of the greatest Rav who would ever live, of the only human being to achieve such an intense degree of closeness to the ultimate first cause of all that exists. The feelings of love and longing for the beloved Moshe swelled in the hearts of all the nation.

BS”D Parashat Ki Taitzai 5782

A woman asked, are you Jewish? I was flustered for a moment; what gave her the idea that I was Jewish? I replied, “No, I am not Jewish”. Let me explain.

good vs evil

BS”D Parashat Re’eh and Shoftim 5782

In recent years, we have witnessed the sudden downfall of many evil anti-Jewish/anti-Israel leaders. With all the trappings of a Divine production where HaShem, as the ultimate playwright, has brought the global audience to the edge of their seats in eager anticipation of the next scene.

Who Am I

BS”D Parashat Re’eh & Rosh CHodesh Elul 5782

As the month of Elul approaches, and we prepare for the Days of Awe – Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur – introspection is foremost on the agenda. To evaluate ourselves – who we really are, have we observed the Torah in the best way? Have our relationships lived up to what is expected of a ben or bat Torah?

happy wedding rings

BS”D Parashat Aikev 5782

Let’s explore the significance of the historic patterns of the 15th of Av.

If I forget Yerushalayim

BS”D Parashat Va’et’chanan 5782

The goal was to create an unprecedented God-fearing society, so that even the idolatrous nations of the world would be influenced by the wisdom and intelligence of the Creator and the greatness of His chosen people, Am Yisrael.

BS”D Parashat Devarim 5782

One cannot escape the centrality of living a life of Torah in Eretz Yisrael as HaShem’s reason for creating the world.

Whosoever wishes to be loved by our Father in Heaven has no choice but to be in His promised land, as Moshe Rabbeinu so much longed to be.

Devarim 6-5

BS”D Parashat Mas’ai 5782

Devarim Chapter 6, verse 5 instructs: “And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” What does it mean?

BS”D Parashat Matot 5782

Events of the near future will create an environment of apprehension bordering on trepidation. All those who do not possess an irrational love for Eretz Yisrael will find reason to leave.

BS”D Parashat Pinchas 5782

What was the historic role of the kohanic family, and what is it today?

Are you prepared for the final crescendo of history?

What should we learn from President Biden’s arrival in the Holy Land?

Books by Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Reflections from Yerushalayim

Reflections from Yerushalayim by Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Thoughts on the Torah, the Land and the Nation of Israel

Described as an engaging and uplifting adventure of the spirit, bringing a vital message for the Jewish people, by Rabbi Dr. Sholom Gold, Reflections from Yerushalayim is a compilation of original philosophic and hashkafic perspectives, ideas and opinions that Rabbi Kahana has gleaned during his many years in Israel. [Read more…]

Mei Menuchot Series

Mei Menuchot

Explanations of the Tosefot Commentaries

Rabbi Nachman Kahana is the author of the Mei Menuchot series and in celebration of his 50th Aliyah Anniversary in 2009, and the blessings that life in Israel has brought him, Rabbi Kahana made available *free of charge* these electronic versions of Mei Menuchot, which represents 40 years of his Torah work. [Read more…]

With All Your Might Volume 1

With All Your Might Volume 1
Volumes 1A & 1B

Based on Rabbi Kahana’s weekly parasha and holiday messages of the past several years, the title is taken from the verse in the kriyat shema prayer (see introduction below for explanation). The major thrust is to show that the Torah was given to the Jewish people to be kept in Eretz Yisrael, and that the 2000-year-old punishment of exile has ended. [Read more…]

With All Your Might Volume 2

With All Your Might Volume 2

On the Torah

“For Rabbi Kahana, a chacham, a Kohein, and a navi, is kol ku’lo Eretz Yisrael, his entire essence is the Land of Israel, and the embodiment of our sages’ adage, “Whoever resides in the Land of Israel is likened to one who has a God” (Ketubot 110:b). Indeed, the reader will find that studying Rabbi Kahana’s Torah is truly to see the Torah through the pure, unadulterated eyes of Eretz Yisrael.” Rabbi Chaim Richman [Read more…]

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