Author: Rabbi Berel Wein

Rabbi Alexander Rosenberg, zt”l

A Jew once made a less than straightforward proposal to Rabbi Rosenberg from which he stood to derive substantial personal gain. Rabbi Rosenberg responded, “Un vos zogt G-t?” (“And what does G-d think?”)

Who’s Afraid of Change? Rethinking the Yeshivah Curriculum

Gemara class at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey. Photo: Judah S. Harris We are all aware that the basic Jewish curriculum has been set for us by tradition and appears in Avot. Mikra (which includes Chumash, Nach, Hebrew language and linguistic skills), Mishnah, Talmud, and works of halachah are the basic components of the […]

Elihu Levine

Forty-five years ago, when Elihu Levine was an electrical engineer working for ITT Corporation, he was assigned to work on a special project on behalf of the United States Navy. The work involved creating an underwater test range to be installed in the water off Andros Island in the Bahamas. In order to maintain a […]

Weeping and Wishing

This is a most personal article and reflects my emotions and hopes about my beloved Jewish people. Almost a year ago a friend of mine sent me a Hebrew book as a gift. Because of other commitments, I did not have an opportunity to even glance at the book, let alone read it, until recently. […]