Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

Person in the parsha: Elite by commitment

Is there an elite class in Judaism?, 6/3/2016, 1:04 PM

Anniversary, Birthday, Jubilee

What does the word "Jubilee" itself mean?, 5/20/2016, 5:20 PM

The unburied corpse

A proper Jewish burial is the last “kindness of truth (hesed shel emet)” that one can perform for another., 5/17/2016, 7:26 AM

No exit: Aaron, Nadab and Abihu

One of the secrets of authentic spirituality is in this reading., 4/28/2016, 8:10 AM

Do I really feel as though I was freed from Egypt?

It is not easy to empathize with the plight of others, but it can happen., 4/21/2016, 12:37 PM

Person in the parsha: Pinkus the peddler

Pinkus peddled more than goods., 4/14/2016, 7:49 PM

Person in the parsha: My earliest memory

A Dvar Torah for Parashot Hachodesh and Tazria., 4/7/2016, 11:04 AM

The person in the parsha: "And Aaron was silent"

Lessons from the sad narrative of our parsha, a narrative also shared by the parents of fallen IDF soldiers., 4/1/2016, 6:03 PM

The person in the parsha: Increasing gratitude

Thankfulness is an emotion to share with others in a public celebration. , 3/25/2016, 12:06 PM

For Parshat Zachor: Purim in Hell

Purim in the Warsaw Ghetto. , 3/18/2016, 12:21 AM

A Special Spirituality

Where is the spirituality in the technicalities of the Mishkan?, 3/9/2016, 11:23 PM

Person in the parsha: Three dimensions

For Vayakhel and Shabbat Shekalim., 3/3/2016, 9:48 AM

Person in the parsha: The Hindu princess and the Golden Calf

Connecting the parsha with real life., 2/25/2016, 8:58 AM

Person in the parsha: Receiving is giving

Do we bless G-d?, 2/18/2016, 10:39 AM

Person in the parsha: My house, and His house

This parsha tells of the very first house of worship for the Jewish people. Just one., 2/11/2016, 10:45 AM

Person in the Parsha: Truth be told

How would you title the Midrash brought in this article?, 2/4/2016, 12:30 PM

The Person in the parsha: Simple belief, genuine belief

A story for Shabbat Shira., 1/21/2016, 11:22 AM

The person in the parsha: "Let's talk it over"

Pharaoh was undoubtedly the most stubborn person in history., 1/15/2016, 9:06 AM

On the shoulders of giants

The person in the Torah reading for this week., 1/7/2016, 10:47 AM

The person in the parsha: Spiritual time management

On learning a crucial lesson for life., 12/31/2015, 7:21 AM

The person in the parasha: The yoke’s on us

The similes in Jacob's blessings have levels of meaning., 12/24/2015, 7:26 AM

The person in the parsha: Wagons, calves and responsibility

Joseph is put to the test., 12/10/2015, 8:44 PM

Man plans, G-d laughs

The Yiddish equivalent: "Mentsch tracht, Gutt lacht.", 12/3/2015, 10:04 PM

Jacob's Strategy: A Model for Jewish Leadership?

The stories of the Patriarchs are predictive., 11/26/2015, 9:31 AM

The person in the parsha: Tears

Shedding tears is a uniquely human behavior., 11/19/2015, 10:25 AM

The person in the parsha: Strength, patience, and hope

Isaac stands out from the other biblical figures in his patient persistence., 11/12/2015, 9:44 AM

Better the servant than the student

Thank you, Mildred!, 11/6/2015, 8:53 AM


What exactly did they Sodomites do to deserve such a malignant biblical review?, 10/30/2015, 7:24 AM

One day we will all be together

Reunion and separation., 10/22/2015, 8:49 AM

The Person in the Parsha: Filling in the Blanks

What was Abraham's greatest contribution to the world? Noach's?, 10/15/2015, 6:11 AM

The Person in the Parsha: Angelic Advice

Don't make important decisions without consulting others., 10/8/2015, 5:48 PM

Person in the Parsha for Haazinu: Repression of the Sublime

"Remember the days of yore, understand the years of generation after generation." , 9/25/2015, 8:45 AM

Twice Born

What is teshuva?, 9/11/2015, 6:00 AM

Ki Tavo: Walls Have Ears

If God knows all, how can you delude yourself into thinking that your secret misdeeds can go undetected?, 9/3/2015, 9:56 AM

Ki Tetze: Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers?

The Torah has something to say about this children's jingle., 8/27/2015, 8:05 AM

Shoftim: Kohanim and Kings

What is legitimate government?, 8/20/2015, 9:35 AM

Re'eh and Rosh Chodesh Elul:"How’m I doing?"

The place of constructive and corrective feedback in our lives., 8/14/2015, 4:16 PM

Ekev: Discipline and Suffering

Torah from the Executive Vice President (emeritus) of the OU., 8/6/2015, 7:10 AM

Va'etchanan: Answering Unanswered Prayers

Often, we are much the better for having certain prayers rebuffed., 7/30/2015, 8:35 AM

Stations in the Wilderness

How many stations do we need to reach our own potential as human beings?, 7/16/2015, 8:43 AM

I Act, Therefore I Am

A tool is available to reverse feelings of violence that threaten to emerge in us, by acting kindly and compassionately., 7/9/2015, 9:12 AM

Doing it my Way

Ideally, we all should act out of perfect commitment. But human nature often insists that we do it our way., 7/2/2015, 10:19 AM

Chukat: Discovering our Mortality

How older people face the death of their parents., 6/25/2015, 9:14 AM

Shlach: Appearances and Reality

Sometimes it is desirable and meritorious to feign a surface appearance, even if it totally contradicts one's internal convictions., 6/11/2015, 9:48 AM

Habit Power

Emulating King David., 5/7/2015, 9:19 AM

Emor: Introvert/Extrovert

The person in the parsha., 4/30/2015, 10:54 AM

Shmini: The Stork and the Heron

The parsha lists non kosher birds - and some of them symbolize character traits., 4/16/2015, 7:10 AM

Vayakhel-Pekudei: "Black Sabbath"

Weekly column from the Executive Vice President (Emeritus) of the Orthodox Union': The Person in the Parsha.' , 3/12/2015, 7:43 AM

The Masked Man: Purim and this Week's Torah Reading

For many of us the masquerades of Purim are worn all year. Not Moses., 2/26/2015, 6:27 AM

Spiritual Slavery

We all begin to worship the Almighty as slaves. And as slaves, we prepare ourselves for the next step, to worship G-d as His children, not as slaves., 11/4/2010, 8:34 PM

Walking with G-d or Before Him

Another look at Abraham and Noah with a powerful lesson for educators., 10/14/2010, 1:52 PM

Naso: Sanctity and Sanctimony

One who is truly holy is not "holier than thou.", 5/20/2010, 1:50 PM

You Too Can Be a Levite

There are ascribed roles and chosen roles in Judaism. Maimonides has an innovative idea about the Levite role., 5/4/2010, 11:26 AM

Vayigash: The Empty Chair

A good family does not forget its absent members., 12/24/2009, 11:21 PM

Miketz: On Wisdom & the Menorah

We encounter the first man to be known as wise., 12/17/2009, 11:52 PM