Parashat & Current Events

Angry Lion by John Carrel

BS”D Parashat Sh’mini 5784

When the time for retribution for the evils perpetrated on His nation Yisrael arrives, HaShem will wait for no man. This is the century of God’s measure for measure. Seek refuge in the correct place.

Am Yisrael Chai

BS”D Parashat Pekudai 5784

In the manner that is accepted by Kings, take into consideration that no one enters the holy land, nor leaves even temporarily on a voluntary basis. One is invited to ascend to it or to be expelled from it by name, which is called out in the Shamayim.

aliyah on El Al

BS”D Parashat Vayakhel 5784

Tensions in various areas of the world – each alone and exponentially greater together – are increasing. A major concern for the US is insufficient military manpower to meet its challenges. A draft and limits on the dollar flow out of the country could make aliyah impossible for American Jews. When a mitzvah presents itself, do not postpone its fulfillment.

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BS”D Parashat Ki Tisa 5784

Tikun Olam: to repair, correct the defects, deficiencies, and deviations that the first human beings brought upon us. To achieve Tikun Olam we must right the evils that exist in society, restore mankind to the holy principles of right and wrong, and cling to the ways of HaShem. Let’s begin with the American Indians.

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BS”D Parashat Truma 5784

I want to share with you episodes in the lives of two judges – Devorah and Shimshon – and good advice that appears in many Jewish sources: “Let your ears hear what your mouth is saying”. Consider the implications of your words.

BS”D Parashat Yitro 5784

Just as the Jewish nation in the past praised HaShem for saving them from Egypt, so too will we sing in the future. The past and future will meet again, and the song of praise will again be sung on the background of the punishment of Egypt by water.

BS”D Parashat Bo 5784

“Good things come in small packages”. The following is my “small package “ response to those who ask my opinion regarding the exemption from military service of young, healthy full-time Torah learners during this time of war.

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BS”D Parashat Vayera 5784

Moshe had to experience the evil in the heart of Paro as a pre-condition to becoming the leader who would free the Jews, and Israeli leftists had to experience the ingrained evil in the hearts of our Gaza neighbors to open their minds to the truth.

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BS”D Parashat Shemot 5784

King Shlomo wrote in Kohelet 3:8 about “a time to love and a time to hate; a time for war and a time for peace”. History teaches us that at this time we must not stop short of complete elimination of Hamas and its evil roots.
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BS”D Parashat Va’ye’chi 5784

As long as evil dominates the world, the gentile nations will not permit us to benefit from a good life for ourselves and for the few remaining righteous gentiles. Our directive is to seek peace.
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Biblical apocalypse

BS”D Parashat Miketz 5784

The world is swiftly plummeting into a free fall nosedive, culturally and militarily. Every day the war between Am Yisrael and the murderous Arabs is about to escalate far beyond our borders. We’re in the age of iron and baked clay feet.
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Angry Lion by John Carrel

BS”D Parashat Vayishlach 5784

We long to establish in Israel a society of Torah, of justice, uprightness, and peace. Yet our enemies understand only the language of force – strength, aggression, and violence. For peace to prevail, the fear of the Jews must be upon them.
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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…]

Photos of Yerushalayim & Surrounding areas

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