About the Author


Rabbi Noson Weisz

While studying at the famed yeshivas of Chaim Berlin, Lakewood and the Mir in Jerusalem, Rabbi Noson Weisz also received a degree in Microbiology from the University of Toronto, MA in Political Science at the New School for Social Research and his LLB from the University of Toronto. Rabbi Weisz is currently a senior lecturer at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem.

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Mayanot on Prayer #1: I Pray Therefore I Am

The commandment to prayer bequeaths to man the sense of his own significance that enables him to perform all the other commandments with dedication.

The Soul #3 - Ten Sefirot

Understanding the building blocks of spiritual entities.

The Soul #4 - To Catch a Thief

An in-depth, Kabbalistic view of the makeup of the soul, and the impact of sin.

An Issue of Trust

Parshat Mikeitz overlaps this week with the celebration of Chanukah. Interestingly, it brings up...

Of Second Chances

This week's Torah portion has two major themes: - The first is the sale of Joseph by his...

Nothing Personal

Jacob became very frightened and it distressed him. (Genesis 32:8) All the commentators are...

The Splendor of the Night

Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. He encountered the place and spent the night...

The Red Badge of Cruelty

The major theme of our Torah portion introduces and explains the origin of the historic conflict...

The Doubting Heart

Purim changed our relationship to God from being driven by fear to being driven by love.

When Love is Not Blind

Most of this week's Torah portion is devoted to the story of the marriage between Isaac and...

Gently Down the Stream

Exploring the depth on the Binding of Isaac.

Guarantees of Faith

On that day God made a covenant with Abraham saying, "To your descendants have I given this...

Paradise Lost

This week's Torah portion -- which relates the story of the great flood and of the events that...

The Determinism of Free Will

The most important single creation described in Genesis is the creation of the first human being....

Festivals of Spring

Passover offers the spiritual opportunity to move from hesitant faith to empowering knowledge.

The power of Words

And this is the blessing that Moses, the man of God, bestowed upon the children of Israel before...

Soul Symphonies

The Shabbat before Yom Kippur is widely known as Shabbat Teshuva, the "Shabbat of...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Some of the most powerful verses in the entire Five Books of Moses are in this week's Torah...

Ties That Bind

"If a man marries a woman and lives with her, and it will be that she will not find favor in...

Tell It On the Mountain

See, I present before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing: that you hearken to the...

Working for a Living

"And I implored God at that time, saying: My Lord, God, You have begun to show Your servant...

The Spark of Freedom

Passover affixed within the collective Jewish soul the commitment to build a better world free of cynicism and moral confusion.

Word Power

Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the Children of Israel saying: 'This is the thing that...

Why Judgment?

On Rosh Hashanah, the Day of Judgment, we don't spend the day pleading for our lives to be spared. Why not?

The Power of A Curse

Although this week's Torah portion is named "Balak" after the Moabite king who initiated...

Follow the Leader

Contrary to popular belief, the people of Israel accepted Moses as the prophet, the only human...

To Believe or Not to Believe, That Is the Question

Jewish tradition teaches us that when a person dies, he is summoned to appear before the heavenly...

Orienting to the Right Express

In this week's portion, the Torah sets forth the laws of Shmita, laws that basically ban all forms...

The Patterns of Life

Parshat Kedoshim rounds out the Torah's treatment of sexual offences by listing the consequences...

The Scapegoat

"The goat will bear upon itself all their iniquities..." (Leviticus 16:22) Our Parsha...

Sticks and Stones

The true measure of a person.

Soul Call

"And He called to Moses, and God spoke to him from the Tent of Meeting, saying..."...

Festivals of Spring

Springtime is a liberation, both physically and emotionally.

How Tolerance Can Lead to Destruction

There are two sets of curses in the Torah. One set is recorded at the end of the Book of Vayikra...

Judgment or Feeling: Will the Real You Please Stand Up

"Judges and officers shall you appoint for yourselves in all your cities..." (Deut....

How to Look for Holiness

"These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel, on the other side of the Jordan, in the...

Spiritual Enviromentalism

"God spoke to Moses saying: Pinchas, son of Elazar, son of Aaron the Kohen, turned back My...

Run For Your Soul

Exploring the two Exoduses – one physical and one spiritual.

Give Me Liberty; Give Me Death

The Book of Bamidbar up to our Parsha is a record of the doings of the Exodus generation marooned...

How to Digest Miracles

The story of the spies dominates this week's Torah portion. The major Torah commentators take a...

The mystery unraveled

For the next few weeks, the Torah portion read in Israel will be different than the Torah portion...

Does the Best Man Win?

This week's Torah portion completes the description of the separation of the tribe of Levi from...

Jewish Meritocracy

The bulk of the Book of Numbers is devoted to telling the story of the Jewish people's 40-year...

Good Deeds and Good People

This week's Torah portion deals with blessings and with curses, with reward and punishment. The...

Up For the Count

Exploring the deeper meaning behind counting the Omer.

The Mirror in Your Soul

The Shabbos that immediately precedes the Passover Holiday has a special name. It is called the...

The Spark of Freedom

"I shall go through Egypt on this night, and I shall strike every firstborn in the land of...