Rabbi Weinreb's weekly email includes a personal message as well as his Parsha column.

No Results Found.

A Lion or a Bear?
by in
A friend recently commented to me that nowadays, we are not only “multi-tasked,” but we also have “multi-problems.” When simultaneously beset by a number of problems, he continued, it becomes necessary to prioritize those problems and to decide which one is the worst. Then, we can tackle that problem first before we move on to […]
Vayetzei: Tears
by in
Many years ago, when I was studying for my doctorate in psychology, we had a number of fairly strict requirements in addition to our courses in psychology. For example, we were expected to possess a reading knowledge of two foreign languages, and Hebrew was then not one of them. We were also required to study […]
Ask a Busy Person
by in
I’m fairly certain that you have heard this saying before: “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” It is a popular saying and is attributed to all sorts of “wise people,” ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Lucille Ball. Whatever its original source, I’m convinced that there is a great measure […]
Mourning Sarah
by in
Grief is the most powerful and most painful of human emotions. Yet, it is an emotion which few human beings can avoid in their lifetime. We all face loss, and we all grieve.
Vayera: Location, Location, Location
by in
Every practical person who is about to open a retail store, and everyone in the market for a new home, knows how important it is to find the proper location for the new venture. The retail entrepreneur knows that his new business must be located in a place which is easily accessible to his potential […]
Lech Lecha: A Checklist for Heroes
by in
Having a hero is part of natural human development. In childhood, these heroes are often movie stars and athletes. For evidence, just look at the posters on the bedrooms walls of today’s average teenager. Many of us find our heroes among the people with whom we have daily contact. These include parents and grandparents, teachers, […]
Noach: Survivors of Trauma
by in
There are many words in the English language that originally had great power but have become watered down over the years to the point of meaninglessness. One such word is “survivor.” Another is “trauma.” When I think back to my early adult life I remember the word “survivor” being reserved for those who endured a […]
Bereshit: “If I Am I”
by in
There are many persons in this week’s parshah. Chief among them, of course, are Adam and Eve, the very first persons on earth. But the names of quite a few others are listed. Some are obscure, like Kenan and Mahalalel. But two others are very well known, and for interesting reasons. I refer to Cain […]
Forgiven, but not Forgotten
by in
He was one of the greatest Talmud scholars of the last century, but outside of a small circle of disciples, he was never well-known. He was a tragic figure in many ways, and although few have heard of him today, he has not been totally forgotten.
Nitzavim: Lessons of Equality
by in
For some time, certain ideas have dominated my consciousness. Don’t worry, these are not obsessive thoughts, and I am not a candidate for a psychiatric diagnosis. Rather, whenever I prepare a speech lately, or sit down to write a column such as this, I can’t help but think about a particular set of political principles. […]