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Rabbi Nachman Kahana

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Bamidbar (The Book of Numbers): It’s the math that counts

The Parsha and Current Events: Words and Numbers,

Bamidbar (The Book of Numbers): It’s the math that counts

Behar-Bechukotai: 'You disappointed Me!"

30 hours in prison was enough to realize how special it is to live in the Medina - the tochacha is enough to realize that every Jew should.

Behar-Bechukotai: 'You disappointed Me!"

Flux, Confusion, War – where are we headed?

Relationships between nations and races are shifting, so-called absolute laws of human behavior are being re-written, the East is rising.

Flux, Confusion, War – where are we headed?

A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

Excerpt from the writer's book "With all your might." Two families, two Seders, one nation.

 A Tale of Two Cities – two worlds

On the Background of Conflict: The Difference between Russia’s Putin and Am Yisrael

We should learn not from the acts of Putin, but from his dedication to the greatness of his country. It is this that we have forgotten.

The Difference between Russia’s Putin and Am Yisrael

The Parsha and Current Events: Roaring Wadis

A wadi is a dry riverbed that can fill with a flash flood in seconds. That is a metaphor for Jews returning to Zion but the question is how.

The Parsha and Current Events:Roaring Wadis

Tzav: No negotiations

Judaism is always built for the long run and not for the short moments of seeming pleasure or current correctness.

Tzav: No negotiations

The Parsha and Current Events: The embedded factor in history

Is there an embedded factor which is responsible for Hashem bringing about certain events - from Akedat Yitschak to Purim and Putin?

The Parsha and Current Events: The embedded factor in history

The Parsha and Current Events: anti-Semites, bacon and churches

The ABC of what is happening now.

The Parsha and Current Events: anti-Semites, bacon & churches

The Parsha and Current Events: Esau vs. Esau

A curt but mighty statement regarding what is now happening in eastern Europe. And: Jew-be proud-Eretz Yisrael is your country. Live in it..

The Parsha and Current Events: Esau vs. Esau

The parasha and current events: Sacred voltage

Although we know nothing about the thought processes of the Almighty, we know that Hashem is the master of cause and effect.

The parasha and current events: Sacred voltage

The Parsha and Current Events: Danger and Fear in the air

Not only in the Ukraine but in LA, South Bend, Atlanta, Houston, Skokie, Brooklyn, Hollywood, Boca Raton, Ferndale, Kiryat Joel, NYC.

The Parsha and Current Events: Danger and Fear in the air

A miniature Beit Hamikdash

If you stand in front of a mirror.you see the human structure. A closer look reveals that you are a miniature Beit Hamikdash.

A miniature Beit Hamikdash

The Parsha and Current Events: The final events in human history

Not all the Jews will hear the call to aliya, just as the 80% in Egypt did not hear or heed the call - and that is very sad.

The Parsha and Current Events: The final events in human history

The parsha and current events: Humanity is presently perched on a seam of history

Humanity today awaits to see what is next. Nuclear war? Decimation through viral infection? Economic disaster? Racial and religious wars?

Humanity is presently perched on a seam of history

The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

When our “backs were to the wall” (“to the sea wall”), Hashem said “Stop praying and be pro-active ...”. That holds for today as well.

The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

The Parsha and Current Events: The fate of our generation

There is a gene for hating Hashem’s chosen people passed on forever in the descendants of Esau and Ishmael. What does the future hold?

The Parsha and Current Events: The fate of our generation

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

The Exiles have returned and the Land bears abundant fruits, two prophetic signs of Redemption, but Torah and economic wealth are as well.

The Hand of Hashem in Israel's economy

When uninhibited hatred is released

The murder of human beings is a greater tragedy than the destruction of the Holy Temples.

When uninhibited hatred is released

A leap of faith

An extraordinary feature of the Jewish national character is the willingness to make a ‘leap of faith’ - but never give up.

A leap of faith

The Parsha and Current Events: Iran, JCPOA and the Prophets

The Iranians don’t need ICBMs to attack Israel. We are camouflage for their real enemies, the West. It is all predicted in Jewish sources.

The Parsha and Current Events: Iran, JCPOA  and the Prophets

Halakha, Science & Technology

The reality facing the modern orthodox Jew in the United States.

Halakha, Science & Technology

The Parsha and Current Events: Good emerging from evil

Soon, we will be witnessing a dramatic turnabout in the attitude of most gentile nations to the Jews and to Israel.

The Parsha and Current Events: Good emerging from evil

What if...

What if Medinat Yisrael would have been established 100 years earlier in 1848, and not 1948?

What if...

The Parsha and Current Events: Faith and courage

Where is the Avraham of today who will stand up before the world as he did to the Hittites and declare that this land is our heritage?

The Parsha and Current Events: Faith and courage

The insular nature of the Covenant

Today's nations want Israel to go alone, in the hope that Iran will destroy the annoying Jewish state. Abraham too had to fight alone.

The insular nature of the Covenant

The Parsha and Current Events: Thoughts on the world today

It is 5782 years from the time humans appeared and began destroying the beautiful world that Hashem created for them.

The Parsha and Current Events: Thoughts on the world today

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

The similarity in names is not coincidental.

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Becoming Am Yisrael

To be involved in keeping the mitzvot outside of the national collective, is like catching a floating cloud which has no substance.

 Becoming Am Yisrael

What is in store for the world?

Based on abbinic sources: The true intentions of the ruthless Islamic State of Iran-Persia at this time in history.

What is in store for the world?

The unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “states of Jews”

The various “states of Jews” in the galut play an important role in attracting the haters of the Jewish State and drawing them away from us

A unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “States of Jews”

Un-Jewish? Un-Rabbinic?

Is it "un-Jewish” and "un-rabbinic” to hope that Hashem, the God of justice, mercy and truth punish all who have wronged His people?

Un-Jewish? Un-Rabbinic?

For Shabbat Nachamu: A world of comfort

Hashem’s answer to the Third Reich will be a world where the evil doers of all sorts will not be participants.

For Shabbat Nachamu: A world of comfort

Denying Jewish Inheritance

I once met a survivor who said that whoever was in Bergen Belsen for 10 minutes, can justifiably say Hallel every day in Medinat Yisrael.

Denying Jewish Inheritance

Ushering in an age of fear

Is it really true that being Jewish means knowing how to pack quickly? Not in Israel.

Ushering in an age of fear

The Parsha and Current Events: The root of our fears

Hashem expects the Jewish nation to live with trust in Him, without fear of the gentiles.

The Parsha and Current Events: The root of our fears

The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

Parashat Chukat (Para): Disunity brings death and tuma, but unity brings life and tahara (purity).

The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

In every generation, the question is asked: "How do we know that Hashem will make us victorious?"

The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

They returned with a report whose variations appear in today's Torah journals, speeches etc. The message is: Do not go to Eretz Yisrael.

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle