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Rabbi Ari Kahn

Rabbi Ari Kahn received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary where he studied with Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik. He graduated Yeshiva University with a BA in psychology and an MS degree in Talmud. He is Director of Foreign Student Programs at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where he also is a senior lecturer in Jewish studies. He is a renowned speaker, and has lectured worldwide. Having authored hundreds of articles on the weekly parasha and holidays with a readership in excess of 10,000, Rabbi Kahn is also the author of Explorations, an in-depth analysis of the weekly Torah reading, and Emanations, an in-depth analysis of the Jewish holidays. A new series - "Echoes of Eden" is currently in progress. This is a projected 5 volume set to be published by the OU and Gefen Publishing. The first three volumes are in print and the fourth is in production. Drawing upon the vast reservoir of rabbinic literature – from Talmud to Midrash, from Zohar to the chassidic masters – Rabbi Kahn combines the mystical explorations of kabbala and chassidism with a highly-intellectual and broad-minded approach to Torah study. He applies psychology, literature and Jewish history to the understanding of esoteric midrashim and the Zohar. Five volumes of "Explorations" have been published in French. He has lived in Israel since 1984 with his wife Naomi and 5 children.


Tangled Up in Crowns

Moses, Rabbi Akiva, Bob Dylan, and how to learn midrash.

Parsha: You Say You Want a Revolution

Understanding Korah’s manipulation.

Parsha: Shabbat HaGadol

The significance of the Shabbat before Passover.

Parsha: Time for Freedom

Aside from our physical tormentors, true liberation means to be freed from the things that haunt our minds.

Parsha: A Recipe for Happiness

Although we have at our disposal almost inconceivable tools of communication, we have forgotten how to speak honestly with ourselves, and how to speak to God.

Parsha: Embracing Torah

Death is not a necessary element of the human condition.

Why Kiss the Mezuzah?

How the mezuzah provides a daily connection to spirituality.

Parsha: No Embarrassment

A deeper look at the meaning of clothes and nakedness.

Parsha: Carry On My Wayward Son

We can all learn from Yitzchak’s brilliant parenting strategy.

The Flood and the Abuse of Power

When mankind ignores the inherent equality between the sexes and their mutual responsibility, the flood is not far behind.

Parsha: Purim and the Masks We Wear

Purim reminds us that we spend too much of our lives masking our genuine selves and living in dissonance with our souls.

Parsha: The Chief Rabbi Of Sodom

What attracted Lot to live in Sodom?

Parsha: Dirty Little Secrets

The sins committed behind closed doors cause moral corrosion from within.

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