Menachem Mendel

Menachem Mendel

Menachem Mendel RSS Feed

Rabbi Asher Weiss

In a conversation on Facebook about the current campaign for the office of Chief Rabbi, EF wondered why Rabbi Asher Weiss’s name hasn’t come up as a potential candidate. While it is obvious that Rabbi Weiss’s learning clearly qualifies him to be Chief Rabbi, it seems that in the past he has made it clear that he is not interested in accepting a government rabbinical position. Rabbi Weiss is known for his weekly lectures that he gives in numerous places and his publications. A blog post analyzing a responsum of his can be found here and a “review” of his responsa here.

Rabbi Weiss’s teachings are widely available online. A number of his lectures in English can be viewed here, but an up to date archiving of his weekly lectures in Hebrew can be found here at Kol Halashon. The website Tvunah also publishes many shiurim and responsa of his online. The shiurim (in Hebrew) seem to be the notes and sources from Rabbi Weiss’s shiurim available in audio at Kol Halashon. Responsa are posted both in Hebrew and English, although the English is limited to a very short summary of his answer.

4 Responses to “Rabbi Asher Weiss”

  1. 1

    Thanks for the response.
    I have been attending his Thursday night shiur for a little while now.

  2. 2
    Menachem Mendel (Michael P.):

    A good friend told me about his shiurim a few years ago but I was never attended one. Luckily, I now know that they are online. I’m proud to say that he is from New Jersey.

  3. 3
    Reb Chaim HaQoton:

    I looove Rov Osher Weiss. I’ve been a huge fan of his for years already. I listen to at least 2 shiurim of his per week and I look at his seforim all the time.

  4. 4
    joel rich:

    you can find many of his shiurim at
    She-nir’eh et nehamat Yerushalayim u-binyanah bi-mherah ve-yamenu,




Recent Posts


Sign up for an email subscribtion to this blog.

Michael Pitkowsky


Daf Yomi



Jewish Law


Law and Legal History