The Person in the Parasha



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The Person in the Parasha:

Discovering the Human Element in the Weekly Torah Portion

by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

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The Person in the Parasha, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb’s compilation of essays based on his highly popular column of the same name, offers the unique point of view of a world-renowned Torah scholar, community rabbi, and clinical psychotherapist. Each essay begins with an interesting anecdote which the author then connects to a central theme in the parasha, and wraps up with a profound message of inspiration and wisdom for life and spiritual growth.

The Person in the Parasha offers a creative and original look at each of the weekly Torah readings, addressing a wide spectrum of human emotions and topics – optimism, grief, integrity, bullying, conformity, envy, aging, parenting, and much more. In this work, Rabbi Weinreb brings the biblical personalities to life, focusing on what motivates them and how we can best emulate their positive traits in our own lives. Based on prolific knowledge of Torah, literature and decades of experience dealing with interpersonal relationships, Rabbi Weinreb offers guidance for daily life – its challenges, struggles, and joys alike.


About the Author

Rabbi Weinreb photoRABBI DR. TZVI HERSH WEINREB is Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union. For over seven years as Executive Vice President, he built the Orthodox Union to an unparalleled degree of esteem, as he combined the skills of pulpit rabbi, scholar, and clinical psychologist to provide extraordinary leadership to the organization and Orthodox Judaism worldwide.

Rabbi Weinreb received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Jacob Joseph Yeshiva in New York and was the longtime spiritual leader of Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Baltimore before coming to the Orthodox Union. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland and has served for years as a practicing psychotherapist.

Rabbi Weinreb is Editor-in-Chief of the Koren Talmud Bavli and has authored a commentary on the Koren Tehillim.

Rabbi Weinreb continues to travel extensively and to contribute to a wide variety of print and online venues.


Listen to Rabbi Weinreb discussing the book on the Nachum Segal Network.

Nachum and Rabbi Dr. Weinreb Explore “The Person in the Parasha”

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