Rabbi Nachman Kahana

The Parsha and Current Events:  Clearing the dead wood

It appears to me that we are reliving the time of Gideon, when there is too much “dead wood” resisting and delaying our advance to the next stage of redemption., 11/8/2019, 10:06 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Noach’s World

The difference between Noach, righteous in his generation, and Avraham, righteous in every generation, is reflected in the breaking point. Which kind are we?, 10/31/2019, 2:50 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Connections

What is so difficult about ending the Sukkot holiday?, 10/24/2019, 6:34 AM

The Parsha and current events: Where is the Avraham of our generation?

Parashat Nitzavim: The last Shabbat of the year 5779. Tibi and Rivlin, Ephron and Abraham - the contrast is telling.., 9/27/2019, 5:41 PM

Navigating with our periscope

The parasha and current events., 9/19/2019, 5:27 AM

The Parasha and current events

How can an innocent congregant know what is in the heart of his religious mentor?, 9/6/2019, 4:09 PM

Re'eh: Open your eyes and see!

If one has “Jewish eyes” he will discern that the double standard applied to the Jews is a blessing in disguise!, 8/29/2019, 9:32 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Return from the Land of the Enemy

Mother Rachel is waiting..., 8/23/2019, 1:02 PM

Vaetchanan, Shabbat Nachamu, 15th of Menachem Av: Time for a miracle

The parasha and current events as three important dates in the Jewish calendar coincide., 8/14/2019, 5:16 PM

Dvarim and looking beyond the 9th of Av

Hashem is behind the scene advancing His own agenda for the redemption of Am Yisrael. , 8/9/2019, 9:13 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  We were as dreamers

Just look at recent history as evidence of the tumultuous and restless nature of the Jewish people. , 7/29/2019, 11:36 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The Jewish State of the Mashiach

Could this be the turning point at which Hashem will usher in a new era leading up to the long-awaited final redemption of our nation?, 7/18/2019, 1:57 PM

Two evil Bil"am forces threaten the Jewish nation today

The parasha and current events:By the legal recognition of perversity, the hands of the clock to gentile obliteration have edged one minute closer to midnight, 7/14/2019, 5:52 PM

Chukat: Dirtying one's hands in the service of Hashem

How strange that the people who are engaged in the purification of others become themselves impure!, 7/8/2019, 6:09 AM

A letter to Hashem

Hashem, there are two points I humbly wish to raise; but since You know my thoughts even before I, You know that they are in fact one point., 7/2/2019, 4:30 PM

There is no replacement for the Torah or the Land of Israel

The parsha and current events., 6/17/2019, 12:25 AM

Blessings from Zion

I wonder who is more culpable: the uneducated Jew who is not convinced that G-d is the source of halacha, or the adherents to the chareidi outlook that recognizes Hashem but denies his day to day involvement in the ups and downs of the Jewish nation., 6/10/2019, 2:00 PM

The day the Old City gates spoke

In honor of the 52nd year of the reunification of Jerusalem - Yom Yerushalayim., 6/1/2019, 11:55 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The US Military is in serious trouble

This dire situation was caused by President Obama who withheld huge sums of money from the military.   , 5/24/2019, 9:58 AM

Modern-day spiritual role models

The blood of over 25,000 soldiers and civilians of Eretz Yisrael, covers our flag and is also the background “music” of our anthem. One who does not feel the sanctity of the flag and the anthem has fallen victim to the galut., 5/17/2019, 3:22 PM

A vow fulfilled

He said: “Now that Hashem has granted me the gift of leaving the “Holy of Holies” - the IDF - whole in body, soul and mind, I will donate a Sefer Torah to a worthy place”., 5/9/2019, 6:00 PM

The Master of human events vs. Free Will

Sometimes events are engineered so that Free Will is subject to Hashem's agenda., 5/2/2019, 8:29 AM

A7 Exclusive: My last day in galut and my arrival in Israel

Exclusive excerpt from the writer's upcoming biography - a thought provoking Pesach article., 4/16/2019, 1:41 PM

Seder and Hesder

Uneven distribution of historic responsibility. , 4/12/2019, 3:06 PM

How does one replace the irreplaceable?

Where did Aharon and Yehoshua find the inner strength to overcome their great burdens, and complete their tasks? Where did the Jews find the strength to build a country after the Shoah?, 4/9/2019, 7:31 AM

An event of heroic proportions

Avraham entered into a treaty in the name of all his future offspring., 3/31/2019, 12:20 PM

Who is the third Amalek?

How was it possible that in one moment everything changed, from being fellow citizens totally accepted in Persian society to suddenly becoming enemies of the State who have to be eliminated? Look at Europe and see. We are slow learners., 3/21/2019, 12:06 PM

How can you love your brother as yourself?

How can one bring himself to this sublime degree of altruism? And why does this mitzva end with the words “I am Hashem?", 3/8/2019, 1:18 AM

Tetzaveh and preparation for Purim

The Parsha and Current Events series: Purim is not an isolated event in Jewish history. It has repeated itself in almost every generation, with, of course, a change of language., 2/14/2019, 9:59 AM

The parsha and current events: My extraordinary uncle and aunt

They lived in very different times and environments with about a 350-year separation; nevertheless, both had very similar ideals, values and similar unhappy fates., 1/31/2019, 10:14 PM

Yitro: Joyfully bringing the Shechinah home

What it does not say in the Ten Commandments., 1/24/2019, 9:49 AM

Chamushim: Winnowing out the chaff

The parasha and current events., 1/18/2019, 2:09 PM

What is the major dividing line within the Jewish people today?

The parsha as reflected in history and current events., 1/11/2019, 8:16 AM

Frogs in the oven

Are you a couch frog who lives a quiet life or a frog that obeys G-d's command and jumps into the heat?, 1/2/2019, 8:03 PM

From Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

What emerges from the text is that Moshe had been unaware that the Jews were being cruelly enslaved, and that on a daily basis many were being beaten and killed., 12/27/2018, 7:21 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Irrelevance is Irreverence

Rabbi Merav spoke of the last Shabbat meal before Yosef’s murder. “I asked the family that each one tell one thing for which he or she is thankful to Hashem. Yosef said “I am thankful to Hashem for giving me the merit to protect Am Yisrael”., 12/19/2018, 7:05 AM

Still fighting for our survival

The chosen of Hashem reentered the land, not by a "dunam here and dunam there," but in the language of strength that the gentiles understood. And they have needed that G-d given strength ever since., 12/13/2018, 8:05 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Jacob-ism vs. Esau-ism

Ya’akov agonizes with the greatest struggle that has ever crossed his path: “Is there still a part of Aisav within me, or did I succeed in exorcising it?”, 11/29/2018, 7:40 AM

The parsha and current events: Do not forget!

Why is there a mitzva to remember and destroy Amalek, shouldn't the mitzva be to destroy Amalek?, 11/22/2018, 12:31 PM

The Parsha and current events:  Medinat Yisrael - Jewish pride

Esav felt euphoric over the appearance of Ya'akov and his entire entourage pressing their faces into the dust in total submission. His descendants feel the same., 11/16/2018, 12:20 AM

The Parsha and current events: Jealousy and slavery

The Parsha and Current Events series for Toldot: Indeed "Hashem is with us.", 11/8/2018, 3:59 PM

Why do we experience such tragedy?

The reality of our lives leaves one standing in profound anguish before the inexplicable decisions of the Creator., 11/6/2018, 12:10 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Avram’s rainbow connection

The rainbow in the cloud has an interior and exterior reality. The exterior is complex, the interior simple., 10/17/2018, 11:35 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Finding favor versus love

The difference between Noach, righteous in his generation, and Avraham, righteous in every generation, is the difference between Israel and the galut., 10/11/2018, 6:57 AM

Breishit and the ongoing battle between Islam and Christianity

The Parsha and Current Events,, 10/4/2018, 8:07 AM

A Sukkot allegory

A parable with a lesson., 9/22/2018, 7:46 PM

To the Exalted One, Creator of All Things, Rebono Shel Olam

It’s that time of year, when Your children withdraw a bit from the distractions of this life in order to introspect on what we have or have not done properly this past year., 9/12/2018, 12:50 PM

We reap what we sow

The Parsha and Current Events:  Bringing bikurim to the new Bet Hamikdash, 8/30/2018, 10:49 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: Meshuach Milchama

Today our military is composed of an army of Jews, but it cannot be said that it is a Jewish army., 8/17/2018, 3:30 PM

Curses concealed as blessings

The parsha's connection to current events: No chance of parole., 8/10/2018, 8:16 AM

Am Yisrael, Torat Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael

The parsha and current events., 8/2/2018, 11:05 AM

What is the lost glory of Hashem?

Hashem cries each day for the loss of His glory., 7/21/2018, 9:13 PM

Desert wanderings were a warning

Who is not included in the count...., 7/14/2018, 9:47 PM

Parsha and Current Events: Passing the final test

Why did Hashem call the greatest of all Jewish leaders by an Egyptian name?, 7/5/2018, 12:07 PM

Mr. Herzog, sincerity is not enough to turn back the tide

The parasha and current events series: The tragic transgression trilogy of Diaspora Jews., 6/29/2018, 2:46 PM