HaGaon Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a
Nasi, Beit Medrash Govoha for Medical Halacha
Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a is among the most renowned and respected halachic authorities of our time. A true Gadol B'Yisrael and a leading Posek for the world-wide Jewish community, his unique blend of extraordinary Torah knowledge and profound insight brings thousands to hear his shiurim and seek his counsel.
Rav Weiss is a prolific author and has written tens of volumes of his “Minchas Asher” on Chumash, Shas, halachic responsa and beyond.
In addition, Rav Weiss is a Rosh Kollel, Av Beit Din and also serves as the posek for Shaarei Zedek hospital, responsible to answer questions that require a blend of Torah erudition, background in medical knowledge, and sensitivity to the issues involved. Rav Weiss has a deep understanding of today’s latest medical technologies and their halachic ramifications and routinely fields weighty questions in medical halacha from all corners of the Jewish world.
Rav Weiss is the Nasi of the Beit Medrash for Medical Halacha.
“Our generation needs doctors of the highest professional caliber who are also thoroughly steeped in halacha and medical ethics. I give my heartfelt blessing to this new Beis Medrash Govoha L’Halacha V’Refuah. I am confident that this Beis Medrash will produce these skilled physicians who are talmidei chachamim, achieving the highest levels of professional competency and equipped to deal with the complex medical halachic questions of our day. I wish Rabbi Sprung, his colleagues and all of the talmidim bracha v’hatzlacha in this most important endeavor”.
- Rav Asher Weiss shlit”a