Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen teaches Parshat HaShavua from the perspective of Manitou (Rabbi Yehuda Leon Ashkenazi, zt”l) with an emphasis on the personal struggles and character development of major Biblical personalities. HaRav also teaches a shiur on developing emuna based on the story of the Jewish people and the teachings of HaRav Avraham Yitzḥak HaKohen Kook, the Maharal of Prague, the Ramḥal and many other Torah luminaries.
Born and raised in New York City, Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen made aliya to Israel at the age of 21 and studied at Machon Meir for nearly two years before enlisting in the IDF. In addition to teaching at the Machon since 2006, HaRav is a leader in the Vision Movement that runs several educational projects in Israel and the Diaspora with the aim of empowering students to identify and achieve the next goals of Jewish history.
HaRav currently lives with his wife and children in northern Judea.