About the Author


Rabbi Abba Wagensberg

Rabbi Abba Wagensberg is a disciple of Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Scheinberg, and is a popular lecturer in Jerusalem and throughout the Jewish world. Originally from New Jersey, he now lives in the Old City of Jerusalem.


Three Rewards

The Jewish people’s greatness in saying “we will do and we will understand” when accepting the Torah.

One Step At a Time

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week's Torah Portion, Yitro, begins with the...

Holy Measures

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week's Torah reading tells of the Exodus from...

Who Are We Serving?

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week's Torah reading says: "When your children...

Healthy Separation

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! In this week's parsha, God speaks to Moses and tells...

The Confidence to Grow

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week, we begin the Book of Exodus. One of the...

Living for the Entire World

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! In this week's portion, Jacob is on his deathbed and...

Purely Positive Perspective

Joseph's behavior teaches us how far we must go not to embarrass others.

Chanukah Holiness

The mystical connection between Chanukah and Sukkot.

Tamar's Twins

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! Among the many events in this week's parsha is the...

By Force and By Friend

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! In this week's parsha, Jacob journeys homeward after a...

Jacob's Impact For Today

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! Parshat Vayetzei opens with a seemingly...

Devil in the Details

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! In this week's parsha, we are introduced to our...

One Step Ahead

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week's portion begins with the death of our...

Intended Deeds

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! Parshat Vayeira is an opportunity to learn from the...

Spark of Holiness Within

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! The Talmud (Taanit 4a) teaches that, although the...

Channeling Negative Into Positive

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! This week's Torah portion opens with the following...

Three Mystical Dimensions

Greetings from the holy city of Jerusalem! The holiday of Sukkot teaches us how to sanctify the...

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