Created for Pleasure: Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe
Our first in 2014 Summer lecture series is “Created for Pleasure”, with Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe Executive, Director of TORCH. Born in Jerusalem, and raised in New York. He has learned in some of the most prominent Torah centers of the world, including Mir Yeshiva, Jerusalem, and Beth Medrash Gevoha, Lakewood, NJ.
He holds several Rabbinic ordinations including from former Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu Z-l. Rabbi Wolbe has been very active in Jewish outreach since 1996 across the globe, including the US, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Canada and Israel. Rabbi Wolbe has published numerous books in the Russian Language and distributed over 10,000 copies to the multitude of Jewish communities he was serving.
Rabbi Wolbe teaches several Mussar classes every week in the various communities in Greater Houston. His passion for Mussar started at young age, while developing a close relationship with his legendary grandfather, Mussar Master, Rabbi Shlomo Wolbe, Z-L. Much of his teachings are based on the writings, words and lessons from his grandfather.
Rabbi Wolbe lives in Houston, TX with his wife, Zehava, and their five delicious children. Theyve been working with TORCH – The Houston Kollel, since 2005, and still loving every second of it.
Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, the great leader of 18th century Lithuanian Jewry, reiterated that we have an obligation to correct other people with rebuke. But he qualified that instruction by saying that someone who is not capable of rebuking without anger is relieved of that mitzvah. Yes, we do have an obligation to help people find the best path for their behavior and even to tell them when we think they have gone off the track, but not with anger.