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The Parsha and Current Events: Faith and courage

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?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 28/10/2021 15:53
The insular nature of the Covenant

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 13/10/2021 12:50
The Parsha and Current Events: Thoughts on the world today

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 06/10/2021 11:42
Yom HakiPurim and Purim

Yom HakiPurim and Purim

The similarity in names is not coincidental.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 15/09/2021 06:17
Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/09/2021 07:57
Becoming Am Yisrael

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/08/2021 17:43
What is in store for the world?

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/08/2021 09:25
The unique singular State of Israel vs. the many “states of Jews”

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 usRabbi Nachman Kahana, 05/08/2021 10:27
Un-Jewish? Un-Rabbinic?

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?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 30/07/2021 06:24
For Shabbat Nachamu: A world of comfort

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 22/07/2021 08:59
Denying Jewish Inheritance

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 16/07/2021 06:05
Ushering in an age of fear

Ushering in an age of fear

Is it really true that being Jewish means knowing how to pack quickly? Not in Israel.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 01/07/2021 20:59
The Parsha and Current Events: The root of our fears

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 23/06/2021 22:45
The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

The Parsha and Current Events: Para Aduma

Parashat Chukat (Para): Disunity brings death and tuma, but unity brings life and tahara (purity).Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 17/06/2021 14:28
The Parsha and Current Events: Choice versus Virtue

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?"Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/06/2021 10:56
The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

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.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/06/2021 09:53
 The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

The Parsha and Current Events: The head endlessly chases its tail

Who - or what - will break the vicious cycle of the God-fearing communities in the galut?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/05/2021 11:00
The Parsha and Current Events: Why does tragedy strike us?

The Parsha and Current Events: Why does tragedy strike us?

That most people suffer in this world is axiomatic, but so too is the reality that Hashem’s chosen people suffer most. Why?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/05/2021 10:58
Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Two opposing ideas or opinions can appear to be correct to the same degree but, in fact, only one is true.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 29/04/2021 13:30
The Silent Shoah

The Silent Shoah

Olim from the US can be considered survivors of the US Silent Shoah. We suggest choosing a day for Assimilation Shoah Memorials. Op-ed.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 08/04/2021 14:07
The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

The Parsha and Current Events: The election results don't matter

We have no king, Sanhedrin, Kohen Gadol or prophet. Hashem established Israel for the spiritual potential the Jews have in Eretz Yisrael.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 24/03/2021 19:37
Time!

Time!

As we are now building the future redemption of Am Yisrael, all who can participate are invited. But eventually that time will be over.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 11/03/2021 10:59
The Parsha and Current Events: Frustrating diabolical enemy plans

The Parsha and Current Events: Frustrating diabolical enemy plans

Why is the US administration in concert with major Christian countries of Western Europe to continue the ways of the bad old Obama days?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/03/2021 07:03
How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

How many times will Amalek be defeated before the Redemption?

I would like to try my hand at predicting the signs of the Redemption and its time frame and in doing so, uncover the intentions of Chazal.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/02/2021 12:00
Coming attractions

Coming attractions

The minute details of the Mishkan serve as “coming attractions” of the Temples. The Book of Esther does so for the miracles of Redemption.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 18/02/2021 08:00
Five national challenges

Five national challenges

We who have merited to return home, are experiencing five national challenges fraught with menacing perils and risks.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 15/02/2021 19:11
Open your eyes!

Open your eyes!

The parsha and current events. Jethro, Isaiah and the Jews of the Diaspora who criticize Israel's religious level.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/02/2021 08:21
The Israeli Big Brother syndrome

The Israeli Big Brother syndrome

The time has come for Israel to stop listening to Big Brother and realize that it has grown up.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 28/01/2021 23:32
A tale of two ambassadors

A tale of two ambassadors

Will you be part of the 80% or the 20%?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/01/2021 23:22
Past and present traumatic events

Past and present traumatic events

When I saw the mob attacking the Capitol, a past trauma flashed through my mind.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 13/01/2021 23:59
In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

In Mount Zion there shall be refuge

The US is on the brink of civil anarchy which could lead to civil war, and when Esau is battling Esau, it is no place for Jews to be.Op-ed.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 07/01/2021 07:30
The Parsha and Current Events: The many faces of Kriat Shema

The Parsha and Current Events: The many faces of Kriat Shema

There are many ways to understand the most quoted verse in the Torah: Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokenu Hashem Echad.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 30/12/2020 18:00
The choices we are forced to make

The choices we are forced to make

Think about it: The Land of Israel, the exodus circumcision, the Torah, life, and the food we eat were all forced upon us by Hashem.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 28/12/2020 17:06
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump aroused in many Jewish souls the spirit of Hanukkah, an uphill military effort that ended with rededicating the Bet Mikdash.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/12/2020 20:36
The Parasha and Current Events: Strength and conquest

The Parasha and Current Events: Strength and conquest

The Esaus of the world are impressed only by strength - with which Ya’akov is endowed when necessary and which the Maccabees evinced..Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/12/2020 15:00
The Parsha and Current Events: Surviving Evil

The Parsha and Current Events: Surviving Evil

Eventually evil devours itself, but there are times when it succeeds - and the time is not right to fight. Jacob knows that truth.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/12/2020 14:05
The Parsha and Current Events: The wanderings of Jews

The Parsha and Current Events: The wanderings of Jews

This week we read of Jacob's flight and finished Erovin in the Daf Hayom, Yad Vashem is to get anew head and Satmar defied rules.Connected?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/11/2020 07:40
A message to Donald Trump from the Parasha

A message to Donald Trump from the Parasha

Perhaps, if Trump does not overturn the election results, it is so that his merits remain etched in the eternal memory of our nation.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 13/11/2020 09:46
Four eulogies

Four eulogies

The Prophet Zecharia foresaw that two funerals would be held in Jerusalem whose eulogies would be on a par with those of Josiah and Ahab.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 07/11/2020 19:34
Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, an inseparable bond

Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah, an inseparable bond

Did Adam and Eve's sin rob them and future generations of spirituality? The answer lies in the lives of Cain and Abel, Abraham and Sarah.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/11/2020 15:00
The Parsha and Current Events: Moments of truth

The Parsha and Current Events: Moments of truth

At some point in our lives, Hashem presents us with a custom-made moment of truth: to fulfill our potential or stay with what we're used to.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 23/10/2020 12:45
How does one say goodbye to the Wall?

How does one say goodbye to the Wall?

They have been to the Land, been to Zion, been to Jerusalem, the Holy City, and been to see it. And then they leave to go "home."Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 20/10/2020 07:21
The magnitude of G-d's Voice

The magnitude of G-d's Voice

The magnitude of Hashem's voice is perceived in accordance with the spiritual intensity of the respective place and situation.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 05/10/2020 11:24
What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

What is Hashem planning for His people in Eretz Yisrael in 5781

Nothing of significance has ever evolved or will evolve without implicit or covert implications for the Jewish people.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 25/09/2020 12:51
A letter to Hashem

A letter to Hashem

My yearly report to You on the state of Your people as perceived from this world, not from Your world of absolute truth.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 22/09/2020 12:29
The Parsha and Current Events: The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The Parsha and Current Events: The cause and cure of difficult conditions

The virus is not going away so quickly. Difficulties in life are Hashem’s messages to us to improve our ways.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/09/2020 09:21
Big Bang and Creation

Big Bang and Creation

The State of Israel is a small object in the universe of nations. But the pressure it exerts influences every part of the globe.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 03/09/2020 07:59
Ki Tetsei: The secret to defeating the enemy

Ki Tetsei: The secret to defeating the enemy

There are so many soldiers in Tzahal for whom fear of the enemy does not exist because in their hearts is the fear of Hashem.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 28/08/2020 04:00
A society of great wealth has little room for spirituality, less for compassion

A society of great wealth has little room for spirituality, less for compassion

If the UAE peace holds, the rich will get richer, and roads will be clogged with Porsches and Cadillacs. So, what’s so bad?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 21/08/2020 10:08
The Valley of Dotan, near Shechem

The Valley of Dotan, near Shechem

The valley where the brothers sold Joseph was to be the valley where HItler's henchmen built a death camp. It was not to be.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/08/2020 15:19
Reasons to feel proud

Reasons to feel proud

Let us be proud of who we are and Who made us what we are - He who fulfills His promises to bless our land.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 09/08/2020 08:11
Current events in the Parsha: The Temple Mount as the “Truma” of Eretz Yisrael

Current events in the Parsha: The Temple Mount as the “Truma” of Eretz Yisrael

We live normally and function in Eretz Yisrael despite its sanctity because Hashem separated a piece of it, the Temple Mount, from the rest.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 30/07/2020 15:00
Leadership paralysis

Leadership paralysis

The situation could only be described as surrealistic, bizarre, inconceivable, and even grotesque. The nation's leaders were paralyzed!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 10/07/2020 03:00
The power of fear

The power of fear

Balak understood that fear is a powerful weapon.  It destroys men and nations and kills a nation’s courage to defend itself. Annex or not?Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 02/07/2020 22:59
What is the rationale?

What is the rationale?

Harav Avraham Kook taught us how to think of Am Yisrael as comprising all who are born to a Jewish mother or underwent halakhic conversion.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 27/06/2020 23:33
The window of opportunity is open- now!

The window of opportunity is open- now!

No one knows when the proverbial roof will fall in on the galut, but the walls are shaking, the floor is rattling, and the roof is leaking.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 21/06/2020 07:48
The Parasha and Current Events: Gifts that only Hashem can give

The Parasha and Current Events: Gifts that only Hashem can give

The very fact that so many gentile countries are opposed to our annexation is an indication that we should annex now!Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/06/2020 21:49