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Meet Rabbi Moshe Pinchas Weisblum
Rabbi Dr. Moshe P. Weisblum has served Congregation Kneseth Israel since March 2002, the second longest tenured rabbi ever at Congregation Kneseth Israel. He is the longest tenured Rabbi in Anne Arundel County. Many people have enjoyed and grown in their faith by listening to and reading Rabbi Weisblum's sermons. Please feel free to send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please browse some of his audio lectures or watch videos on Torah Talk, Rabbi Weisblum's YouTube Channel.
Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Weisblum on this Week's Parsha
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Rabbi Dr. Moshe Pinchas Weisblum was born in Sedeh Ya’akov, Israel, son to the renowned scholar, Rabbi Chaim Weisblum, son of Rabbi Ya’akov Weisblum (Ziditshov Rebbe) and Rebbetzin Gittle, daughter of the famous Kabbalistic master and author, Rabbi Yehuda Brandwein. Rabbi Chaim Weisblum was the Rosh Yeshiva and the Rabbi of Sedeh Ya’akov. Rabbi Moshe P. Weisblum is a 14th generation rabbi in his family's dynasty of rabbinical leaders. (click here to see Rabbi Weisblum's family tree in English or here for Hebrew)
Rabbi Moshe P. Weisblum was a student at Yeshiva Torat Emet, Haifa, Israel from 1968 to 1976, Yeshiva Itri from 1976 to 1978, and Yeshiva Ohr Etzion from 1978 to 1980.
On February 1, 1981, he volunteered for the elite paratrooper unit, in the Israeli Defense Forces. He completed extensive courses and received a medal and commendation at the end of the Israeli-Lebanese War. He finished his Army career as a commissioned officer with the rank of Major.
He is a member of the New York Board of Rabbis, New Jersey Board of Rabbis, Union of Traditional Judaism, and Morasha Rabbinic fellowship.
From 1985 to 1995, Rabbi Moshe P. Weisblum was involved in several activities, namely:
Rabbi Weisblum's other milestones and accomplishments include:
Rabbi Weisblum earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, and earned a PhD in philosophy with honors from Baltimore Hebrew University. He earned an A+ certification for computer skills and networking.
Rabbi Weisblum was a consultant to the media since 1991. He was on a TV interview, channel 12 talk show, cable TV channel 54 commentator on social and political issues. He has been interviewed on the radio many times, regarding political and religious analysis and consulted on Middle Eastern affairs in Washington D.C.
From 1998 to 1999, he was a teacher to ninth and tenth graders in Kushner Yeshiva High School, in Livingston, NJ. He taught Maimonides, Bible, and Hebrew Language.
Since 2000, Dr. Weisblum has been a professor in many colleges and universities.
Rabbi Weisblum is proficient in Hebrew, English, Arabic and Yiddish.
In 1985, he married Miriam Haitan, and they have five children. Their eldest son, Elimelech, (named after Rabbi Weisblum's great grandfather, Rabbi Elimelech Weisblum of Lijuensk, Poland), and his wife Ayala have three children. Eli has a real estate company in Baltimore. Their eldest daughter, Bracha, and her husband Reuven Doitsh have three children. She graduated with honors from Laniado Hospital, Israel and is currently the head nurse at Kibbutz Yavneh. Rabbi and Miriam Weisblum's youngest daughter, Ayala, works in the legal department of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Their son Meir is planning to serve as his father did in the IDF Special Forces and Natan, their youngest son, attends Jerusalem College of Technology.
The Baltimore Jewish Times featured an article on Rabbi Weisblum's book "Table Talk Biblical Questions and Answers". His book is available for purchase from most Web sites that sell books. His popular book that was released in April 2005 is called "Ruth Talk", which is loaded with questions and answers on the Book of Ruth. You can read a reviews of "Ruth Talk" (already in it's second printing) at the Kosher Delight Web site ,the Jewish Voice and Opinion Magazine, AOL Journals, and the Baltimore Jewish Times. In 2007, his book "The Hermeneutics of Medieval Jewish Thoughts Understanding the Linguistic Codes of Rashi and Nachmanides" was published by the Edwin Mellen Press. A review of this book can be found on the Mellen Press Web site.
In the Spring of 2012, Rabbi Weisblum presented a six-week lecture series at Florida Atlantic University, a prestigious educational facility in Boca Raton, Florida. He lectured about the Interpretive Approaches of Four Major Religions. Other dignitaries that spoke at this lecture series included former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and President Barack Obama. More information on the lectures can be found by clicking here.
Meet the Weisblum Family from left to right in front Meir, Bracha, Ayala and Natan. At rear is Elimlech, Rabbi Moshe and Miriam Weisblum.
Rabbi Weisblum making one of his many visits to the sick, as he brings a lulav and etrog to David Earle in the hospital.
Rabbi Weisblum loves to teach. Here, he gives a lecture in June 2004. He lectures on various topics on Judaism every 4-6 weeks.
Rabbi spends some quality time with the Kneseth Israel Nursery School on Erev Shabbos in January 2003.
Rabbi Weisblum proudly displays his two most recent and popular books, "Bible Table Talk" and "Ruth Talk".
Rabbi Weisblum and a happy crew of kids from the Kneseth Israel Hebrew School during a 2006 field trip.