Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Pesach thoughts: A tale of two cities

Worlds apart., 4/19/2016, 10:53 PM

The parsha and current events: Resolving the Israel-Arab conflict

No one can predict how the Jewish-Arab conflict will be resolved, but I believe that it will not be through peace talks or arbitration., 4/15/2016, 12:31 PM

The Parsha and current events: When tzara’at is sadly tahor

When there is no use treating the disease of tzara'at. , 4/8/2016, 2:48 PM

The parsha and current events: On the roof of the Beit Hamikdash

The great heartache of our times is that millions of Gentiles are aware of what Hashem’s own chosen people are blind to., 4/1/2016, 2:36 PM

The Parsha and current events: The final defeat of Amalek

The ‘fear of the Jews was upon them’ has not registered with our leaders., 3/25/2016, 11:57 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: to protect, defend and preserve

Torat Eretz Yisrael is a unique creation, best understood when experienced by being a religious IDF soldier., 3/18/2016, 10:26 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: How do you measure up?

There are four tests to see what spiritual level you are on., 3/9/2016, 10:48 PM

The Parsha and Current Events: Jewish pride and courage

Don't disappoint Mother Rachel., 3/2/2016, 11:07 PM

Open your eyes and run to do a mitzvah

Did we learn from history?, 2/27/2016, 10:02 PM

The Parsha and current events: Middle East scorecard

Why is it that the entire MIddle East is on fire and we are not burning?, 2/19/2016, 12:24 PM

Solve the equation of time + space

There are spiritual leaders who act as an autoimmune disease within the nation by using the Torah to destroy the Torah and the fabric of Jewish unity and our return to Eretz Yisrael., 2/12/2016, 4:05 PM

Open your eyes - the angels are working overtime!

Surrounding Israel are G-d's angels, have no fear., 2/5/2016, 1:20 PM

With all your heart and soul

Trust in Hashem and realize His miracles. , 1/29/2016, 3:22 PM

Wind, fire or magnet?

Who can estimate the number of Jews who were cut off from our people by conscious assimilation? , 1/22/2016, 1:07 PM

We are descendants of the 20%

Hashem had great ambitions for the Jewish nation., 1/15/2016, 8:57 AM

The Parsha and Current Events: Eradication of evil doers

It is on its way. Just look at the news., 1/8/2016, 12:09 PM

Moses was an acculturated Egyptian

Read to the end for a beautiful personal story., 1/1/2016, 12:20 PM

A gift from the Pope

The time tested principle in our relations with gentiles is: When they threaten, strike first and hard; when they present you with gifts, escape as quickly as you can., 12/18/2015, 7:43 AM

Parasha of leadership appointment

Three new leaders in Israel, three kippot., 12/10/2015, 8:30 PM

Thoughts on the 19th of Kislev

There seems an oxymoron in the way the Land of Israel is perceived by those spreading Yiddishkeit., 12/3/2015, 11:56 AM

Four questions - and it's not even Pesach

Intriguing answers that tie up different incidents in the book of Genesis. And an answer to the intriguing reason someone gave for staying in America., 11/26/2015, 9:22 AM

Vayetze: Which army do you want you son to join?

When the world puts boots on the ground, you want your son to be wearing those issued by the IDF., 11/20/2015, 10:53 AM

No weapon forged against you will prevail

Three men, two of them conspiring to rid the world of the third and his beliefs and value system., 11/13/2015, 1:42 PM

Chayei Sarah: A call for Jewish pride

Where is the Avraham of our generation who will stand up before the world and declare that Eretz Yisrael is our God-given heritage?, 11/5/2015, 7:35 AM

Multi-Directional Migrant Flash Floods of Humanity

There is a lesson here - and another, in the two eulogies that follow., 10/30/2015, 7:13 AM

Cancelling our Debts to Other Nations

Why Iran and why Hezbollah?, 8/20/2015, 8:40 AM

Re'eh: A Blessing Disguised as a Curse

The double standard actually does us a favor., 8/13/2015, 10:30 AM

Ekev: God’s Eternal Gift to the Jewish Nation

We are still not mature enough to distinguish between what is essential for a complete Jewish life and what is trivial., 8/6/2015, 6:49 AM

BS"D, We Will Conquer BDS

The root of our problems is our lack of Jewish pride based on our intimate relationship with the Creator. Every lowlife can grab the headlines by ranting against God’s chosen people - and we remain apathetic., 7/30/2015, 8:53 AM

The Hate the Immovable Entity called the “Jewish Nation”

They all know that the Iranians cannot be trusted,but ..., 7/24/2015, 8:10 AM

"Imma, I don’t work, I serve!"

Workers of Torah vs. Servants of Hashem., 7/9/2015, 8:27 AM

The Bilam Syndrome

Where do you want life to take you - to Bilam's path or the Torah's?, 7/2/2015, 10:05 AM

Yerushalayim is not part of the State of Israel

The US Supreme Court deserves an honored place among those who made a claim but did not have a clue of the deeper truth they were projecting., 6/11/2015, 10:40 AM

Bamidbar: G-d's Love is a Many Splendored Thing

Hashem showed His love in the parsha, on Mount Sinai and we should return it in the same fashion., 5/22/2015, 2:27 PM

May We Not Labor for Naught

Utilizing time., 5/7/2015, 9:26 AM

World Order is Turning Chaotic

We are an oasis of Hashem in the desert that is man., 5/1/2015, 12:08 PM

What Should We Pray for at this Very Fragile Time in History?

Pray that Iran should no longer exist. Pray that the evil surrounding us should dissipate as smoke from fire. Pray that all the lands promised us by Hashem be given to us..., 4/23/2015, 11:25 PM

Next Year in Yerushalayim

To be read aloud to the family., 4/5/2015, 8:24 AM

Shabbat Hagadol: Can Your Imagination Place You at the Exodus?

Are you freed or are you back in the throes of slavery?, 3/27/2015, 4:41 PM

Teruma: No One is Exempt

In my many attempts to understand the haredi refusal to serve in the defense of our nation, I discussed the matter with important rabbis and roshei yeshiva., 2/19/2015, 10:50 AM

The "Eved Nirtza" - Slave by Choice - of Today

Is it possible to perform an act that does not appear in the criminal code of the Jewish People, yet its implications are an affront, an indignity; indeed, an abuse of the Holy One Blessed Be He?, 2/16/2015, 7:59 AM

Harsh Justice, Mercy & Forgiveness

Some important advice appears at the end of this article., 12/25/2014, 7:14 AM

But It Feels So Right: Miketz, Chutzpa and Hanukkah

If feels right, but it isn't., 12/18/2014, 7:21 AM

Izinga Estate on Umhlanga Ridge: Symbol and Symptom

Is this 'paradise' for Jewish living what Hashem expects of us?, 12/12/2014, 2:11 PM

Missouri vs. Misery

An original idea for the shmita year., 11/27/2014, 11:42 PM

Jewish Sovereignty in Eretz Yisrael

Esteemed Zionist rabbis such as Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook, Rav Avraham Shapira, Rav Zalman Baruch Melamed forbid ascending the Temple Mount for halakhic reasons. The writer explains his view and that of rabbis, like Rav Goren, who think differently., 11/14/2014, 8:25 AM

Basic Societal Norms

Amalek breached all the norms of civilized humanity., 11/6/2014, 6:09 PM

Equal and Opposite Forces

Anti-Semitism vs. Jewish accomplishments., 11/1/2014, 6:27 PM

The Exile is a Succah - Come Home!

Two stories for Sukkot: One parable and one beautiful instance of the Jewish spirit., 10/8/2014, 2:32 AM

The Binding of Isaac and Living in Israel

Hashem indeed wants every Jew to be in the Land that He chose over all others for His holy Temple and declared to be the Stairway to Heaven., 10/2/2014, 8:42 AM

What Kind of Year will we Have here in Eretz Yisrael?

'But the more they oppressed them, the more they (the Jews) multiplied and spread out; and the Egyptians dreaded the Israelites...', 9/23/2014, 11:03 PM

Ki Tavo: First Fruits

What are the words said by the bringer of the First Fruits supposed to mean?, 9/12/2014, 3:54 PM