About Shmuel

Inventor, Computer Scientist, Serial Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Novelist and Rabbi all rolled into one. Rabbi Veffer’s breadth of experience in and his clear articulate delivery make complex ideas seem simple. He brings the world, and world events into focus through the lens of Torah. He has spoken around the world for the past 20 years, from Cambridge University, to the Old City of Jerusalem. He has combined his mathematical and scientific background with his Torah knowledge to deliver seminars throughout North America. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio and has been featured in the New York Times, the National Post and Mishpacha Magazine. Shmuel Veffer is the author, under his pseudonym Charles Samuel, of the best selling novel, "The Jerusalem Conspiracy" and "Missiles, Masks and Miracles," the incredible true story of the first Gulf War.

A Phone Call from the President

Many years ago, at a talk given during Elul at Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem, the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Noah Weinberg zt’l posed the following challenge:

Over and over again throughout the Rosh Hashanah prayer service we ask God that He rule over the entire world and that all humanity should recognize His Kingship. We know that this is what mankind needs to straighten itself out. Now, if this is what we really want, we have to mean what we say. How do we know if we really want God to be our King?”

Before we answer Rabbi Weinberg’s question, I’d like to share with you a story that happened to me a couple of weeks before he asked that question. Continue reading