Thursday, February 5, 2009

i don't know if you've heard or haven't heard about the passing of HaRav Noach Weinberg, ZATZAL, founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah. I couldn't not post anything.
Rav Weinberg, there are so many people who owe everything to you because you returned them to their Jewish roots. You cared so much for every single Jew; you had such ahavas yisrael. Aish HaTorah will not be the same without you.

I have so much I owe to Rav Weinberg. Some reasons are personal but one I will share is that last winter when i went to Israel with some friends, i was privileged to take some classes in Aish Essentials in the Old City. It was an amazing experience. I was there with a few Bais Yaakov girls and there were not-yet-religious students there as well. I learned a lot and it was so interesting to hear what these students asked and thought about various topics. 
i was stunned to hear of the passing of Rav Weinberg today. he will really be missed. may he be a meilitz yosher for all of klal yisrael.


Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

thanx for sharing and putting up a picture of him, I hadn't known how he looked before. He was a great man that contributed so much and will be missed.

nmf #7 said...

Oy- so sorry to hear this, and learning it from your blog, no less.
He was a phenomenal person who helped so many people. Thanks for writing about him.

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