Martin David Kahane (Meir Kahane) is born in New York. Growing up in the U.S. in Flatbush, he is the first born of Rabbi and Mrs. Charles Kahane. He is educated at the Yeshiva of Flatbush elementary school and attends both the Abraham Lincoln H.S. and at the Brooklyn Talmudical Academy. He has one younger brother. According to his father:
He was always a sensitive and sentimental boy. A brilliant student.