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 Fruit and the Flower The Meaning of Sukka and the Four Species
Rav Yair Kahn Remembering and Recounting the Exodus: The Meaning of the Seder Night
Rav Yair Kahn Matza: Symbol of Servitude, Redemption, or Both? There are many halakhic indicators, as we shall see, that matza is both the bread of servitude and the bread of redemption. Why are there two foods to symbolize the redemption – matza and the Pesach offering; and why are there two foods to symbolize the servitude – matza and maror? Furthermore, how is it possible that matza can symbolize these two opposites? The Meaning of the Seder Night
Rav Yair Kahn The Secret of Jewish Regeneration The Meaning of the Three Weeks
Rav Yair Kahn The Yom Kippur Service and the Death of Aharon's Sons The Meaning of the Yom Kippur Sacrificial Service
Rav Yair Kahn Changes in Prayer During the Ten Days of Repentance Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn The Relationship Between Shofar and Prayer Topics in Halakha
Rav Yair Kahn When Tisha Be-Av Falls on Shabbat This year, the ninth of Av falls on Shabbat. Since it is prohibited to fast on Shabbat, the fast is pushed off until Sunday, the tenth of Av. However, there are many things prohibited on Tisha Be-Av aside from fasting, and it is usually permissible to refrain from these things on Shabbat. Do these laws apply on Shabbat, despite the fact that the fast is delayed?
Rav Yair Kahn A Present or a Promise: (לזרעך נתתי את הארץ הזאת (בראשית יח:טו Shiur given in commemoration of Harav Aharon Lichtenstein's 5th yahrzeit, April 26, 2020
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