Best known as the leader of an Orthodox Judaism-promoting movement known as Baal Teshuva, this rabbi and Talmudical academy dean published such spiritual guidance books as What the Angel Taught You: Seven Keys to Life Fulfillment and The 5 Levels of Pleasure: Enlightened Decision Making for Success in Life.
He received his ordination from Baltimore's Yeshivas Ner Yisroel; earned a bachelor's degree from Johns Hopkins University; and undertook additional coursework at Loyola University Maryland.
He played a key role in the establishment of Honest Reporting, an organization that sought to counter what it believed to be bias by the media regarding reporting on Israel.
He and his wife Denah Goldman, both originally from New York, raised their twelve children in Jersualem, Israel. His brother, Yaakov Weinberg, also became a rabbi.
He and his contemporary, Chaim Potok, were both New York-born rabbis and authors.