Rabbi Nachman Kahana

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

What do your hands say about you?

The Parsha and Current Events series. In the process of bringing purity and kedusha to the world, one must be prepared to dirty one’s hands and soil one’s clothing if necessary., 6/22/2018, 8:06 AM

Trump’s triumphs vs Korach’s Conflicts

The parsha and current events: Two sides of the same coin., 6/14/2018, 8:41 AM

Extracting impurities

Connecting the parsha to current events., 6/9/2018, 10:09 PM

Everything in this world has a substitute

The eight themes in the parsha are substitutes for something or can be replaced by something else., 6/1/2018, 3:39 PM

The profound meaning of the US Embassy move to Jerusalem

The symbolic act performed by President Trump - and supported by tens of millions of fundamentalist Christians who are well versed in the Bible - was recognition of a special kind., 5/17/2018, 7:53 PM

The Rabbis knew about Iran all along

The Parasha and current events: Behar, 5/3/2018, 8:28 PM

The Shoah has not ended

The tragedy of intermarriage is a continuation of the Nazi Shoah and Minister Uri Ariel was correct in saying so. , 4/28/2018, 11:25 PM

Achrei Mot - Kedoshim (Israel): A story of deceit and the unexpected

A moral dilemma ranks faith above other values. Why?, 4/20/2018, 7:59 AM

Stop blunting the dream and stifling enthusiasm

The Parsha and current events., 4/13/2018, 4:44 PM

A Pesach thought

At the two Torah mitzvot are in effect - to eat matza and relate to our children the slavery episode and the miraculous exodus., 4/5/2018, 12:42 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Worlds apart

A tale of two Seders., 3/22/2018, 11:09 PM

A perversion of Judaism

The parasha and current events., 3/16/2018, 9:00 AM

The Metamorphosis of the Jewish Nation

The Parsha and Current Events series., 3/9/2018, 6:49 AM

A meaningful wink from the Almighty

Current events find matching stories in the parsha and the Purim story., 3/1/2018, 12:05 AM

Five parshiot and half a shekel

The parsha and current events series., 2/22/2018, 8:20 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  The half aspires to become a whole

We were commanded to inherit the land that Hashem gave to our forefathers Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’akov. We are prohibited from leaving the land in the possession of any other nation or from leaving it fallow., 2/15/2018, 11:32 PM

Theft, denial and swearing falsely

Series: The parsha and current events., 2/8/2018, 6:30 PM

Payback: straw, stone, lead and the Poles

The Parsha and Current Events series., 2/1/2018, 10:10 PM

Stiff-necked and stubborn

The Parsha and Current Events:  Shemot 13:17-18:, 1/27/2018, 11:12 PM

The Parsha and Current Events:  One nation

We and our children and our children's children are descendants of the irrational and fanatical extremists who put faith in Hashem before logic., 1/18/2018, 5:58 PM

Stop being Jewish!

Do you want to be a Jew? Or do you want to be Jewish?, 1/16/2018, 7:56 AM

The Parsha and Current Events:  Fulfilling the Torah as a Nation

Answers to letters from critics., 1/7/2018, 9:48 AM

Why does the right hand of a Jew who forgets Yerushalayim fail him?

The parsha and current events talks about Jerusalem – the eternal capital of Israel and the stairway to heaven., 12/29/2017, 8:00 AM

Vayigash: Pharaoh welcomed the Jews to Egypt

Hashem directs the timing of events that lead to the obvious rational decisions that He wishes to come about in history. See Pharaoh then and the Saudis today., 12/20/2017, 1:31 PM