Noah Weinberg, fully Rabbi Yisrael Noah Weinberg

Noah
Weinberg, fully Rabbi Yisrael Noah Weinberg
1930
2009

American Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, Rosh Yeshiva, father of today's Baal Teshuva Movement, Aish.com website is one of largest Jewish Learning websites

Author Quotes

The essence of free will is to choose to be a soul, not a body. The battle is to do what your soul wants, not what your body feels like doing.

The essence of wisdom is to know yourself.

The key to greatness is doing a spiritual accounting. Every day, set aside time to ask yourself: What am I living for? What do I need to change?

The natural state of every human being is joy. We learn how to make ourselves miserable.

"I can't" is idolatry. If the Almighty helps us, we can change the world. And if He doesn't help, we can't do anything.

The opposite of pain is no pain (i.e. comfort). Equating comfort with pleasure is the definition of decadence.

Don't grow only for yourself. If you have some worthwhile information, share it. By reaching others, you will reach yourself.

The Talmud says that every person must say, "The world was created just for me." That means each of us is responsible for the entire world.

Every effort is a success, even if you don't see the results.

There are no accidents. The Almighty is always sending us messages, and He's a very articulate teacher.

God is our father in Heaven. Like a father, all He wants is for us to get the maximum pleasure in life.

Torah is not a history book. It is Toras Chaim ? literally Instructions for Living, God's manual teaching on how to fulfill our potential and get the most out of life.

Happiness is choosing to take pleasure in what you have.

Uncomfortable ideas are our greatest opportunity to grow.

If being good is worth dying for, then it is worth living for. And if it is worth dying and living for, then it is certainly worth enjoying.

We all want greatness. No one says, "I wish to be mediocre." Everyone harbors the secret desire to save the world.

If you don't know what you are willing to die for, you haven't really begun to live.

Whatever you learn ? from books, lectures, or life experience ? do so with the goal of sharing with others. If it was fascinating, how did it change you? What did it teach you about living? And how can you transfer that insight to others?

Infatuation is blind. Love is a magnifying glass. Who loves you more than anyone in the whole world? Your parents. Who knows your faults better than anyone in the whole world? Your parents.

When people say, "You'll grow up," what they really mean is, "You'll give up like I did."

It is a greater pleasure to love than to be loved. So why spend so much energy on gaining the approval of others? Work on loving them instead.

You don?t have to be perfect to teach.

Judaism isn't all or nothing. Every mitzvah is a gold mine.

Love is the pleasure of focusing on the virtues of another.

The battle for life is a battle for sanity.

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First Name
Noah
Last Name
Weinberg, fully Rabbi Yisrael Noah Weinberg
Birth Date
1930
Death Date
2009
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American Orthodox Jewish Rabbi, Rosh Yeshiva, father of today's Baal Teshuva Movement, Aish.com website is one of largest Jewish Learning websites