Aish Takes Manhattan

We decided to shift our International Meetings to New York. What an amazing few days it has been! We spent nearly the entire first day reviewing AISHVision 2030. Aish Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Yitzchak Berkovits spoke about the origins of the plan and he described in intricate detail how we arrived at our ten-year vision.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

I now realize that this was Rabbi Weinberg’s greatest talent. He had a special ability to inspire donors to not just give money but to rally around the cause of inspiring the next generation of Jews. Mr. Dan and his close friend former Aish International President Harvey Hecker zt”l partnered with Rabbi Weinberg to start a movement which is still growing at a rapid pace.

Daf Yomi: A Symphony of Learning

Perhaps not directly participating in this discussion, but clearly addressing the crux of the concern, Rabbi Shraga Simmons, on published “5 Reasons Why “Daf Yomi” Electrifies the Jewish World.”

Family Ties

The world doesn’t really understand why the Jewish Nation is indestructible and invincible. It is because of one word. Family.

Aish at Israel’s Parliament

This was Rabbi Weinberg’s message at the Knesset. If we really want to make an impact on Jews around the world then let us come together to study timeless Jewish wisdom. The result will be a united, strong Jewish Nation. Let us hope and pray that our friends in the Knesset heard our message loud and clear.

What to Give your Jewish Neighbors for Christmas

For starters, by getting to know Jewish people they meet, live near or work with. By learning about Jewish beliefs and practices. Websites such as and are invaluable guides.

Lobby to Strengthen Diaspora Launched in Knesset

Rabbi Yehudah Weinberg of the Aish Hatorah yeshiva noted that his father and Aish Hatorah founder Rabbi Noah Weinberg had dedicated his life to the new lobby’s goal, “to try as hard as possible to connect Jews from all the denominations and of all types to Judaism and the Land of Israel.”

Another Fallen Angel

As we were preparing for the wedding of one of our most popular students, Will Wolfowich, we received the heartbreaking news that one of our students, Joshua Carr a’h, suddenly passed away.