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Rabbi Nachman Kahana

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Measure for Measure

When the time for retribution for the evils perpetrated on His nation Yisrael arrives, Hashem will wait for no man.

Measure for Measure

The Parsha and Current Events: The King’s scepter

The best of all choices is to thank Hashem for returning us to Eretz Yisrael, a holy home that we can love and defend in all circumstances.

The Parsha and Current Events: The King’s scepter

Rabbi Nachman Kahana

Vayakhel: And he gathered

Gather together and come home voluntarily before it becomes impossible.

Vayakhel: And he gathered

Ki Tisa: Favoritism and Tikun Olam

The chances of a national state of Indians in the heartland of America are more probable than a “Palestinian” state bordering on Israel. Never!

Ki Tisa: Favoritism and Tikun Olam

Consider the implications of your words

The State of Israel will never come to the point of Shimshon, because when push comes to shove, we will use all the weapons at our disposal to kill our enemies.

Consider the implications of your words

The past and future will meet again

The song of praise will again be sung on the background of the punishment of Egypt by water.

The past and future will meet again

Come

My “small package” response to those who ask my opinion regarding the exemption from military service of full-time Torah learners during this time of war.

Come

The Transformation from Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

The events of Shemini Atzeret 5784 can be led by the precedents set down in the Torah over 3000 years ago.

The Transformation from Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

The Parsha and Current Events: Seek peace and pursue it.

What we are witnessing today is the beginning of Hashem’s count-down time for justice.

The Parsha and Current Events: Seek peace and pursue it.

The Parsha and Current Events: The dreams of kings

There are many scenarios but all will center around our prophets’ predictions that under Hashem, we will be the torchbearers of a new era,

The Parsha and Current Events: The dreams of kings

The Parsha and Current Events: We have returned

For 2000 years the land of Israel was in suspension, as a wife impatiently awaits the return of her beloved husband who was called away.

The Parsha and Current Events: We have returned

The Parsha and Current Events: Knowing your enemies

The Jews and especially the Jews in Israel have no real friends, but we do have real enemies.

The Parsha and Current Events: Knowing your enemies

The Parsha and Current Events: Where are the Miracles?

As I write, our valiant soldiers are facing off against the Islamic Nazis in Gaza City with miraculous stories of military successes.

The Parsha and Current Events: Where are the Miracles?

The Parsha and Current Events:When Jewish soldiers fall in war

When I heard of the travesty, and that she was not arrested for degrading Judaism, I knew that it would not pass without a divine reaction.

The Parsha and Current Events:When Jewish soldiers fall in war

Eradicating Impurities from Eretz Yisrael

Am Yisrael is poised to eradicate the tuma (impurities) from Eretz Yisrael.

Eradicating Impurities from Eretz Yisrael

A platform for a nation and for miracles

Hashem has no other Am Yisrael in this world. So, Hashem “has no choice” but to exercise His right and privilege to save Am YIsrael.

A platform for a nation and for miracles

The Sukkah as a parable for the Diaspora - it's only temporary

Eventually, if you try to live in it after the holiday, a sukkah will collapse. Come back inside, come home.

The Sukkah as a parable for the Diaspora - it's only temporary

The Parsha and Current Events: A Jew will forever be a Jew

Or as they say in Yiddish:' A yid bleibt a yid.' The pride of being a Jew that echoes in one’s soul.

The Parsha and Current Events: A Jew will forever be a Jew

The Parsha and Current Events: Hungry for geula?

The first time Johnny calls you “dirty Jew” - shame on Johnny; the second time - shame on you!!

The Parsha and Current Events: Hungry for geula?

The Parsha and Current Events: What world did Hashem create?

Life is indeed a very narrow slippery bridge whose floor is broken, but Hashem provided the Jewish nation with protective side rails.

The Parsha and Current Events: What world did Hashem create?

Messages for the Month of Elul

These are the calls of Elul, Rosh Hashana, and Yom Kippur - awaken to your responsibilities, as the Rambam writes (Tshuva chapter 3).

Messages for the Month of Elul

Consideration, emancipation, infinity, fulfillment in the parsha

True, we have returned home - a giant leap towards the goal, however there are deep pitfalls still in front of us.

Consideration, emancipation, infinity, fulfillment in the parsha

The Parsha and Current Events: Lest we forget

What is the fate of Jews today who are already in the galut and refuse to reunite with Yerushalayim and Eretz Yisrael?

The Parsha and Current Events: Lest we forget

The Parsha and Current Events: Tisha B'Av and our future

Pondering several issues.

The Parsha and Current Events: Tisha B'Av and our future

The Parsha and Current Events: Shalom Chaver

Rav Sholom and I had to find spiritual and ideological ways to Eretz Yisrael against the tides flowing away from the miracles of our times.

The Parsha and Current Events: Shalom Chaver

The Parsha and Current Events: Three questions

Three questions with one answer.

The Parsha and Current Events: Three questions

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

The demise of Moshe and Aharon was predicated on a reality.that we face today.

When did Moshe Rabbeinu’s death process begin?

Shlach (Israel): Stand proud

Tzahal, the most respected institution in Israel, will one day be a holy army, and

Shlach (Israel): Stand proud

Behaalotcha (Israel): Beauty and the beast

'Those who are ignorant of Torah despise Torah scholars even more than gentiles hate Jews;' On the anti reilgious protests.

Behaalotcha (Israel): Beauty and the beast

The Parsha and Current Events: Yom Yerushalayim

How quickly we forget 2000 years of galut and the wings of eagles that have carried us home! How quickly we forget!

The Parsha and Current Events: Yom Yerushalayim

The Parsha and Current Events: Challenges facing our generation

The “Tochacha” (reproach and admonition) in parashat Bechukotai. What is missing?

The Parsha and Current Events: Challenges facing our generation

The Parsha and Current Events: Redemption and Comfort

it appears that Hashem's agenda for our nation does not stop with a thin strip of land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Parsha and Current Events: Redemption and Comfort

Two seders - two worlds

Next year in Jerusalem is not “only a song,” it was the dream, hope and prayer of Jews for 2000 years and fulfilled in our time.

Two seders - two worlds

The Parsha and Current Events: A spirit of teshuva

My feelings towards Jews who have thrown off the mantle of Torah observance.

The Parsha and Current Events: A spirit of teshuva

The Parsha and Current Events: Social & political centrifugation

Hashem’s method of social and political centrifugation works to separate the deniers from the believers.

The Parsha and Current Events: Social & political centrifugation

Purim’s message for us today

Two incidents from which all of us can gleam a bit of understanding about assimilation today and the eternity of Torah.

Purim’s message for us today

It’s time for a heart-to-heart talk

If all the Jews 200 years ago were non-observant, there is little reason to believe that there would be a single Jew alive today.

It’s time for a heart-to-heart talk

The Parsha and Current Events: The Foundation Stone

Chodesh tov! The Persians threaten once again to annihilate the Jews in one day, this time with a bomb, but they should read the Megillah.

The Parsha and Current Events: The Foundation Stone

The Parsha and Current Events: Judicial Reform?

What is really going on in the dispute over judicial reform in Israel? What are they protesting?

The Parsha and Current Events: Judicial Reform?

The Parsha and Current Events: The life raft of survival

We are witness to the metamorphosis of western democracies as they change their colors to blood red antisemitism. What does this mean?

The Parsha and Current Events: The life raft of survival

The Parsha and Current Events: Self-esteem

A Jew can walk with head held high in New York, Moscow and Berlin because of the Medina.

The Parsha and Current Events: Self-esteem

Who was responsible for the Jewish Exodus from Egypt?

The exodus from Egypt taught us that words, such as those spoken by Moshe and Aaron,are not enough to move masses of Jews to return home.

Who was responsible for the Jewish Exodus from Egypt?

The Parsha and Current Events: confusion and perplexity!

History teaches that human intelligence cannot provide us with clarity when the forces of confusion band together, but they are a sign.

The Parsha and Current Events: confusion and perplexity!

The Parsha and Current Events: From Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

How was it possible to refuse Hashem for even a moment, let alone seven days and nights?

The Parsha and Current Events: From Moses to Moshe Rabbeinu

The Parsha and Current Events: Recovery & Hope

What would you give to be present at that time in Avraham's tent together with the ministering angels? When Jacob blessed his sons?

The Parsha and Current Events: Recovery & Hope

The Parsha and Current Events: Israel Is for Real

The major thrust of Pharaoh’s dreams as compared to Nebuchadnezzer's dreams - what do they say about the future of humanity?

The Parsha and Current Events: Israel Is for Real

The Parsha and Current Events: Mondial, Hanukkah & Us

Jews wake up! Get serious! Make your lives meaningful!

The Parsha and Current Events: Mondial, Hanukkah & Us

The Parsha and Current Events: Be on the winning side!

It is not easy to be a Jacob in a world of Esaus but it is the Jacobs who will survive and guarantee the eternal existence of Am Yisrael.

The Parsha and Current Events: Be on the winning side!

The Parsha and Current Events: Halakhic Marriage

Questions: What is the source in the written Torah for the two stages of marrying a couple and for the interlude between them?

The Parsha and Current Events: Halakhic Marriage

The Parsha and Current Events: Inertia

How does a dry cell battery explain what this week's parasha is really telling us?

The Parsha and Current Events: Inertia

The Parsha and Current Events: The tenth test

We Jews are Hashem’s chosen people! And Avraham spoke the plain, fundamental truth which all humanity, even Biden, must accept.

The Parsha and Current Events: The tenth test

The Parsha and Current Events:Israel’s recent elections

Three of the four parties that comprise our new government are halakha observers. The message is that we will begin asserting our rightfs.

The Parsha and Current Events:Israel’s recent elections

Our clash with civilizations

Our mission as Hashem’s proxies has been to clash with the world’s civilizations, shatter their essence and disclose the lies within them.

Our clash with civilizations

The Parsha and Current Events: Dramatic changes in life

Judaism is the heavy stretcher of history, and the Torah observant are those supporting it for just one more kilometer and generation.

The Parsha and Current Events: Dramatic changes in life

The Parsha and Current Events: The message of the Sixth Day

Is man, knowing morality, always above beasts? Take Australia, known as “down under”- a most appropriate name after this week.

The Parsha and Current Events: The message of the Sixth Day

An allegory for Sukkot

A sukkah is a temporary dwelling. What happens to those to whom it becomes a permanent one even though a beautiful home awaits them?

An allegory for Sukkot

Great expectations - great disappointments - and great return

We disappointed Hashem from the Exodus until today, not living up to expectations, but we have also proven that we want to be bonded to Him.

Great expectations - great disappointments - and great return

The Parsha and Current Events: Blessings for all mankind

On Rosh Hashanah the order of Hashem’s judicial overview begins with the Jews in Eretz Yisrael, and as we go, so goes the rest of humanity

The Parsha and Current Events: Blessings for all mankind

Nitzavim – the last Parsha of 5782

Life doesn’t stand still; it is volatile and mercurial with resha’im dictating the direction of world affairs. Come before it's too late.

Nitzavim – the last Parsha of 5782

Moshe’s final days: Love or anger?

What went through Moshe's mind as he reviewed the forty years in the desert and castigated the people, then blessed them?

Moshe’s final days: Love or anger?