Torah revolutionary, visionary of outreach, activist, father-figure to thousands, inspiration to tens of thousands — these are but a few of the terms used to describe Rav Noach Weinberg, zt”l.
Rav Noach taught a generation the meaning of “taking responsibility.” First and foremost, that meant taking responsibility for all of the Almighty’s children who were so far from Judaism. It extended to every aspect of the Jewish world that needed leadership and guidance.
Rav Noach lived with the faith that if we show the Almighty that we care enough, He will provide us with the means to repair His world. To that end, he sacrificed his personal Torah learning and time with his family over decades to build Aish HaTorah and to aid hundreds of other organizations.
Scoffed at and dismissed at the outset of his life’s mission, Rav Noach lived to see much of his vision fulfilled, though never to the degree for which he prayed and worked so ardently.
Rav Noach Weinberg: Torah Revolutionary is an inspiring and thought-provoking biography, written by famed biographer Yonoson Rosenblum. This unique work honestly addresses the development, teachings, controversies, and legacy of one of the most powerful and influential Torah figures of recent times: Rav Noach Weinberg of Aish HaTorah.
With the publication of his first work, Reb Yaakov, a biography of Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetsky, Yonoson Rosenblum set a new standard for biographies of major Torah leaders, one eschewing formulaic presentations for portrayals of his subjects as fully realized and unique individuals.
Reb Yaakov was followed by biographies of Elemelech Gavriel (Mike) Tress, Rabbi Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, Rabbi Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, and Rabbi Moshe Sherer, as well as adaptations from the Hebrew of biographies of the Vilna Gaon and Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin.
Rav Noach Weinberg: Torah Revolutionary promises to be a fitting addition to Rosenblum's life work of bringing Torah leaders to life in all their individuality.