HaGaon HaGadol Rav Moshe Shapiro of blessed memory (1935-2017) dedicated his life to convey the core principles of Torah faith in all its multifaceted dimensions. He once said that Emunah is the heart and soul of his every Torah insight.

The depth and breadth of his creative approach, his profound understanding of Torah wisdom along with its immediate relevance to life, and his ability to clarify even the most esoteric concepts are legendary.

For over forty years, he has given countless weekly lectures in every area of the Torah to the most diverse audiences. And by his own testimony, he always introduced at least one novel insight each time he spoke.

But he never wrote. He said it would require him to focus on past insights, and he always sought new ones. He was a veritable wellspring of Torah. The titles available on this site attempt to capture his words in writing as near as possible to the way they were spoken.

Sources for quoted texts have been added and concepts have been divided into sections. The work is entirely in English to benefit those with minimal background. Alongside all quotes, the original Hebrew text is cited to accommodate those familiar with the original, and to underscore various inflections in translation.

For further reading about HaGaon HaGadol Rav Moshe Shapiro, of blessed memory, refer to, Ohr Someach, where the featured Torah insights on this site first began, Yated Neeman , Hamodia , OU , and many others.

Endorsements from HaGaon HaGadol Rav Moshe Shapiro, z"tl

Excerpts from His Letters of Endorsement

"...And I am aware of your vast toil and expedience to understand the concepts properly and your abundant care in conveying them precisely. In all your learning throughout all the years that we have been close, you have merited... this goodly trait – a boundless quest and wholehearted pursuit to grasp the true meaning of the concepts with accuracy. And this has stood up for you… to achieve the quality of Torah scholars – that the words emerging from your hand have the status of excellence..."(1993).

"...(He) conveys his learning, in this work and in previously published works..., with his wisdom, understanding heart, and unique style…, and lives with these Torah insights, which are his life and constant joy…” (2014).

Endorsement from his Family and his Rabbinical Students

His Endorsement