Parashat & Current Events

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BS”D Parashat Toldot 5783

HaShem influences and directs the world’s history by producing a historical, world-wide “battery”. Last week the world’s population passed the 8 billion mark. At the very basic core of history, who is the dominant factor in the way the world revolves?

Cave of Machpela Tomb of the Patriarchs

BS”D Parashat Chayai Sarah  5783

The United States government has warned Israel to refrain from appointing MK Mr. Betzalel Smotrich as the next Minister of Defense and/or MK Mr. Itamar Ben-Gvir from serving as our Minister of Internal Security, or else…

Yom HaShoah

BS”D Parashat Vayera 5783

Memories of Kristallnacht – there is a custom in many synagogues here in Israel to leave the lights burning all this night to proclaim, DON’T FORGET – DON’T FORGIVE. Plus, thoughts on the 5783 Israeli elections and global warming.

BS”D Parashat Lech Lecha 5783

We have now entered the final stage in our clash with civilizations. We have survived in a miraculous manner, as promised by HaShem to Avraham, and have reached the end of the stated covenant.

BS”D Parashat Noach 5783

Noach, E’yov and Daniel were remarkable men who merited to see the closing of tragic historic circles by the “hand of HaShem”. It is our fervent hope and expectation that just as they merited to see the restoration of their blessings, that we too shall in our time.

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BS”D Parashat Bereisheit 5783

Why were humans created together with the terrestrial animals on day six?

BS”D Sukkot 5783

Reb Yisrael, his wife and children left the warm comforts of their beautiful home and entered the sukkah with the knowledge that by taking up temporary residence therein, they would be absolved of any galut-related sins. They did not anticipate the consequences of their decisions.

BS”D Yom Kippur and Parashat Ha’a’zinu 5783

Moshe possessed great expectations. Moshe suffered great disappointments – as did HaShem!
The existential dilemma that faces Am Yisrael is to restore HaShem’s great expectations from His nation Yisrael. How can we do it?

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.

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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