Rabbi Noah Weinberg OBM: A Tribute Film

A 4-minute film on the life of Rabbi Noah Weinberg, commemorating his 5th yartzeit.

Rabbi Noah Weinberg, of blessed memory, was the dean and founder of Aish HaTorah. 

For 50 years, through captivating educational content such as 48 Ways, 6 Constant Mitzvahs and 5 Levels of Pleasure, Rabbi Weinberg brought hundreds of thousands of Jews closer to their heritage.

His vision, clarity and passion continues to inspire Jews around the world.

On January 20-21, 2016, we commemorate the 7th yartzeit of HaRav Yisrael Noach ben Yitzhak Matisyahu zt"l.

Comments (34)

(34) Yakov Marks, October 27, 2018 3:54 PM

Never Forget who you are and where you came from.

I met Rabbi Noach in the middle of a dark night when I went to the Kotel in March of 1975. I had finished my volunteering on Kibbutz and was preparing to leave Israel. I had been raised in the "Deep South" "Driving Miss Daisy" reform Judaism and knew zilch about the Jewish religion. He asked me to come and join the Kolel and I said "What's a Kolel?"During my time on Misgav Ladach he rekindered my Jewish spirit. When I snuck out three months later to go home he cornered me and did not say a word. He merely bit my ear. I came back "Home" a few months later on Aliyah. I served in the IDF married a nice Jewish girl from NY and raised six wonderful bright young proud Jews. I still think of the Rebbe and his kindness and his presence.Ehey Zicrono Barauch.

(33) Neil Hanson, January 16, 2017 8:08 AM

One person plus G-d is a majority.

G-d works with our weakness to show His power.

(32) ERIC & SHARON, January 25, 2016 4:41 PM

We had the privilege and the honour to meet the late Rabbi

Many years ago when our daughter was at the Aish ha Torah seminary in the OLD CITY my wife and I were fortunate to meet the late rabbi Weinberg in his office which had ''the most wonderful view'' of the kottel from a window.in his office.Needless to say,I took many beautiful photos.
The Rav spoke to us in a soft wise voice.This was one of the great moments in our lives.

(31) Avigail, January 21, 2016 3:43 PM


(30) Anonymous, June 10, 2015 11:13 AM


What an amazing video! i really enjoyed watching about how one person CAN change the world!!

(29) yonit, February 3, 2015 8:28 PM


i love this Rabbi - he is so real - I can feel his fire and his love. I pray that I can have his power to make even a small change in this Olam.

(28) Aron, January 9, 2015 1:42 AM

Fellowships Mid 90's

I did the fellowships in mid 1990s. I remember feeling at the time completely overwhelmed with the experience and not sure about it-at the time. Shortly afterwards, very very very slowly the lessons, discussions, learnings and a multitude of learnings started to come back to me in the form of a spark to learn more; connect more with our faith; do more for others. I started off agnostic all those years ago now ofcourse I am a very firm believer in Hashem and everynight before going to bed I spend about 30 to 60 minutes learning. I have been doing that for well over a decade. ALL of this is due to this wonderful, beautiful, dearly special human being Rav Weinberg. If not for Rav Weinberg and for that fellowship experience I would be a much less grounded person emotionally and physically. May Hashem bless Rav Weinberg's soul eternally.

(27) ERIC CAMPBELL, January 25, 2014 2:47 AM


(26) Zelig Pliskin, January 20, 2014 8:59 AM



(25) Joel, December 24, 2013 11:23 PM

Aish Changed My Life...

I spent three months at Aish (spring 1993) and it was the most important three months of my life. Aish planted seeds in me which took a few yeas to blossom. A few years later I became religious, went back to learn in a yeshiva, got ordained, and then worked in Jewish ed. A large part of all the Torah I teach and mitzvot I do is because of R' Weinberg.

(24) Ragen Shapiro, June 16, 2013 2:37 PM


I had the pleasure to learn alot from people who have studied under Rav Noach. I learned alot from him and even had the chance to here a shiur live shavuot morning at 5am! He is my inspiration. Hopefully his legend will be carried on and aish will live on!

(23) Stephen, January 30, 2013 6:12 AM

the truth of his words reached me over an mp3 player in Ghana.

I am an Ashanti (from Ghana). I found his teaching on an mp3 player I came across in 2007. 21 of the 48 ways to wisdom teaching. I have not achieved the greatness i seek yet but I am very happy in life. I Know for sure they are divine teachings backed by the Almighty. They answer all the questions that I was 'going crazy' about. I now sit peacefully and smile about what happens around me. I still listen and try to perfect these teachings and recomends them to everyone I think is in need for such a teaching. RIP Rabbi Weinberg.

(22) Esther G. Pollak, October 29, 2012 1:36 AM

the video was so enjoyable. It brought back Rabbi Weinberg for just four more minutes.

When I met Rabbi Noach Weinberg in the '80s, I knew he loved every Jew he met; they knew it, too. It was just palapable.

(21) Ely, August 24, 2011 4:19 PM

An awesome Tsadik

To bring one person close to G-d is a tremendous task. For a single person to succeed in bringing thousands upon thousands of people close to G-d is an open display of G-d assisting his tsadikim. If Rabbi Weinberg would never have existed, who would have thought that such a thing was possible?

(20) lloyd newman, August 11, 2011 2:12 PM

eye opener

i attented aish in jerusalem in aug 84 for 3 months rab noah taught me everyday for a hour a day to this day ive never listened to anybody like i did in his classes i relate to the expirience nearly every day thank you for that memory

(19) RickK, August 1, 2011 5:28 AM

I attended Aish in Jerusalem in 1983

I attended Aish in Jerusalem for about 5 months and would see Rabbi Weinberg from time to time. In those days you could request a half hour or so to meet with him privately to discuss whatever was on your mind. You were able to record the conversation and listen later to hear what you might have missed him say. He was very wise and a great man and you all know. It was a pleasure to have met him.

(18) Frederica Steller, July 27, 2011 12:42 AM

Carrying the torch for the Jewish people as did Rabbi Weinberg .

That video clip was so beautiful and endearing! He is so right! We need to care enough about God's chosen people (the Jewish people) to speak out in love to them; as well as, about them to others.

(17) Jeff, January 20, 2011 1:37 PM

Thank you....

Thank you.......

(16) chana sarah, June 15, 2010 12:03 AM

Good man.

He changed the world

(15) ruthie, February 10, 2010 4:53 AM

noach ish tzaddik

Noach Ish Tzaddik Tamim Hayah B'Dorosuv, Es Haleokim Hisalech Noach... Thank you Rebbe. For so much.

(14) Elad Warren, January 29, 2010 4:12 PM

We don't have a choice

A true leader and visionary for the Jewish people, he left us no choice but to complete G-d's mission and bring salvation to the Jewish people. I have never met him, but he teaches me every day through his 48 ways, and other audio sets, and i can honestly say it was a blessing from G-d that i started learning from him. It is our only option to save our nation, we are shrinking, and with that the goodness in the world is shrinking. We must be the pillars of our generations and actively outreach to our brothers in need. Its time to be soldiers, beezrat hashem soon the fighting will be over.

(13) chana leah, January 27, 2010 1:18 PM

a great man who was a gift for our generation, straight from Hashem. i never met him, but his work and feeling for every jew affected my life in such a positive way.

(12) Nicole, January 26, 2010 10:42 PM

Aish Ha'Torah changed by life thanks to Rav Noah Weinberg Z"L vision

I was a secular Jew before I went on my first Aish fellowship to NYC 2001. Aish has opened my eyes to the beauty of Judaism is such a special way and I met my beshet through the Aish website in 2004. The Rav has deeply touched/changed my life with his visions and his wonderful organisation... He will be missed but NEVER forgotten by millions...

(11) Arthur, January 26, 2010 6:00 PM

No words can describe the feeling that you get when you hear his name. But you know it's coming from within. Rav Noah has done something beyond this world for us, now it is all up to us.

(10) esther, January 26, 2010 1:46 PM

I am a true fan

i am constantly filled with overflowing gratitude to Rav Wienberg Z"L a giant visionary who i am personally and infinitely indebted to, may his work continue to spread and light up the world with love and knowledge of Hashem!

(9) Jewish Mama, January 26, 2010 8:27 AM

Sign me up

I'm so inspired by R. Noach Weinberg, though I never had the merit to meet him in person, he has deeply touched my life and my mission in this world. Thank you for the beautiful tribute.

(8) Anonymous, January 26, 2010 2:26 AM

Eternal dividends

We miss you Reb' Noach... Please watch over us and beg of the Almighty lead us in the right way. Love, One of the millions of talmidim you touched.

(7) Rivkah, January 26, 2010 1:30 AM

Thank you Rav Noah Weinberg

This righteous man has a part in my returning to Judaism. When I first started to "return" it was through aish's website. I felt inspired to learn and do more with each webpage. Today I am married with children and shomer shabbos. Thank youfor bringing me to light and out of the dark by this powerful connection of aish's website

(6) susannah, January 25, 2010 2:56 PM

Re the great film and devotion of Rabbi Noach

I agree with Michal, comment no 2.

(5) yehudit, January 25, 2010 2:20 PM

in God everything and everybody is alive

The spirit never turns to ashes- it shines like a candle lighting up our way to God. Let's follow the tears of the rabbi and we will see the happines one day.

(4) CHARLY, January 25, 2010 11:22 AM


No JEW can survive without GREATNESS and consequently without MOREÏ_THORA. Respectfully.

(3) Rabb Gavriel Weinberg, January 25, 2010 10:34 AM

Rav Noach- you will live on!

May Rav Noach have a raised neshama!~Lets reawaken our devotion to God now in his merits-Great video!

(2) Michal, January 24, 2010 9:11 PM

it is inspiring

dear aish com staff, you made a wonderful and moving video. I liked the change between the words and the beautiful music. Rabbi Noachs words (and tears) leave you with the wish in your heart to do what is possible. I am a woman. I am old. But I too can "want", what Rabbi Noach wants so much: I can pray. Hashem hears me. I am sure of that. Thank you!

(1) Anonymous, January 24, 2010 7:21 PM


wow. rabbi wienberg is one of my heros. I hope someone will write a biography soon


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