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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Could You Pass the Manna, Please?

It happened when Pharaoh sent out the people that God did not lead them by way of the land of the...

Who Needs Miracles Anyway?

One of the intellectual challenges presented by the Exodus story is how to account for the...

The Point of Soul

The longest private conversation recorded in the Torah between God and a human individual takes...

Jewish 'Rights'

I was once contacted by a BBC reporter who was doing a piece on the 'mamzer' law. The mamzer law...

Jewish Beauty

"And Israel said, 'How great! My son Joseph still lives! I shall go and see him before I...

Chanukah and The Importance of Being Jewish

One of the greatest emotional blows that God can inflict on a believer is a sense of abandonment....

How to Preserve Your Assets

Judah said to his brothers, "What gain will there be if we kill our brother and cover up his...

Rage and the Rape of the Innocent

One of the most shocking incidents recorded in the Bible, the destruction of the city of Shechem...

Tunes of Glory

Jacob departed from Beer-Sheba and went toward Haran. (Genesis 28,10) Rashi comments: the...

First War of the Worlds

The relationship between Jacob and Esau is a recurrent theme throughout the Bible, but the Torah...

20/20 Torah Vision

The story of Eliezer's search for Isaac's bride is the longest personal story in the entire Torah....

Its a Cruel World Out There

The ninth and tenth tests of Abraham, in the opinion of both Rashi and Rambam, Avoth (5:3) are...

Torah Security

The first command God issued to the first Jew recorded in the Torah sets the pattern for the...

Her Ways Considered

One of the most intriguing aspects of the creation of the human being involves the separation of...

Parshat V'Zot HaBracha

The last day of the Sukkot holiday is also known as Simchat Torah, or "The Celebration of the...

Apocalypse Now?

See now, that I, I am He - and no god is with Me. I put to death and bring life, I struck down and...

Actions Speak Loudest

For this commandment that I command you today -- it is not hidden from you and it is not distant....

Choices and Rewards

This Shabbat is the last Shabbat before Rosh Hashana and we are preparing ourselves to face...

Pressure Points

Parshat Ki Tavo begins with the commandment of Bikurim which obligates a landholder to bring the...

Sleeping Beauty

There are many passages in the Torah that are difficult for the modern person to relate to. For...

The Laws of Reason

It will be that if you hearken to my commandments that I command you today, to love the Lord your...

Shedding the Blinders of Faith

According to the teaching that they will teach you and according to the judgment they will say to...

Fear and Blessing

Now, O Israel, what does the Lord, your God, ask of you? Only to fear the Lord, your God, to go in...

The Faces Of "I"

"Bezalel son of Uri son of Chur, of the tribe of Judah, [used these materials] to make all...

Soul Money

One of the 613 commandments of the Torah commands all Jewish males above the age of Bar Mitzvah to...

Oh! Say Can You See

The opinion of our Sages appears to be that the splitting of the Red Sea described in this week's...

Clothes and the Man

Just as last week's Torah portion presented us with an enormous amount of bewildering detail...

All in the Family

This week's Torah portion begins as follows: "And these are the ordinances that you shall...

Noah's Dam

"Noah erected an altar and took from every clean animal and every clean bird and offered...

Jewish Power

Before he responded to Joseph's invitation to transplant the entire Jewish family to Egypt and...

What's In a Name?

The spiritual power of names.

The Great Communicator

Every thinking individual who reaches the age of reason is confronted by some crucial existential...

Peace in Israel: A Jewish Perspective

Peace in Israel is possible, but ultimately not through the force of arms.

The Innocent Bystander_

What gives a nation the right to defend itself -- if innocent civilians will be killed?

Israel Spiritual Symposium: The Land of Spiritual Acquisition

Like any precious achievement, God ensures that Israel is acquired only through real struggle. Understanding this unlocks the mystery of the current Mideast situation.

Ishmael and Israel's Existential Test

Our reoccupation of our own land cannot be called theft by anyone who supports the Jewish right to exist as a separate, distinct people.

Apocalypse Now?

The terrorist's power is psychological. What will happen to the Western world when its bubble of security and control is pricked?

From Ruins to Hope

The renewal of the Jewish Nation in our time gives us an unprecedented chance for unity.

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