Ha'Gaon Rav Asher Weiss shlit'a
HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a is known throughout the world as one of the leading Torah personalities of our generation, impacting thousands around the world through his shiurim and halachic responsa and his leadership.
The Rav’s distinct learning and oratory style makes his Torah accessible to the masses while at the same time enlightening and enjoyable to the greatest Torah scholars and Torah centers in the world. Never shying away from dealing with even the most complex questions of our times, Rav Weiss’ teshuvos and insight are a guiding light to rabbonim and poskim all around the globe.
In addition to his rigorous daily schedule of learning, teaching advising and writing, the Rav serves as the posek for Shaarei Tzedek Medical Center, maintains a Beis Din l’Hora’ah and heads Kollelim to help engage with the community and raise the next generation of talmidei chachamim and dayanim in Klal Yisroel.
Beis Din Tzedek
The Rav’s Beis Din – Beis Din Tzedek Darchei Torah – serves the community far beyond Yerushalayim and the litigants who appear before him. Dayanim from around the world travel to Israel to spend time observing the Beis Din, learning from the Rav directly and ensuring that his balanced message of strict adherence to the Shulchan Aruch and carefully and accurately gathering information about each case is implemented worldwide.
Beis Din Darchei Torah is known for its detailed and accessible judgements, and the records of the proceedings from the Rav’s Beis Din have been used far beyond the walls of the Beis Din or the talmidim who study them. In Batei Din around the world, and even in secular courts, the Rav’s clear, articulate piskei din are used as case-law and precedent.
Machon Minchas Asher
Founded in 5760 by the Rav’s students, Machon Minchas Asher focuses on bringing the Rav’s Torah to print. Since its inception, the Machon has produced dozens of seforim and hundreds of additional publications which have become staples of Batei Medrash and Yeshivos around the world.
The Rav’s Beis Hora’ah is the address for complex halachic inquiries in areas of Torah from Jewish communities around the world. The Rav’s halachic guidance and leadership has been acutely felt during the Coronavirus pandemic, providing decisions and guidance on a myriad of new and challenging halachic situations.
Keren Chessed – "Chasdei Pesia"
The Rav’s Keren Hachesed ‘Chasdei Pesia’ helps those in need, including widows, orphans and people struggling with financial hardship or physical illness. The Keren HaChesed privides financial support and other assistance and is under the full supervision of Rav Asher Weiss.
The Keren was established in memory of the Rav’s late wife, Rebbitzen Pesia Yenta Weiss a”h, whose entire life was dedicated to helping others.