This week, we share in the mourning for Rabbi Noach Weinberg, founder and leader of Aish HaTorah until his passing on Thursday. As I detail in a post on Cross-Currents, I attended only one of his classes (until I, much later, was involved in outreach myself) — but that one occasion is burned into my memory. He was a tremendous leader, passionate about Jews, Torah, and bringing the two together, and most everyone involved in Jewish outreach has been impacted by him, either directly or through thousands of students.

May his memory be for a blessing.

Good Shabbos,
Rabbi Yaakov Menken
Director, Project Genesis –

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