The Beginnings of Rabbi Shmuel Waldman's Religious Education
Rabbi Shmuel Waldman is 60 years old. His career in religious education has taken him through a wide range of occupations. At 17, he began listening to Rabbi Avigdor Miller's cassette messages and persuaded many others to do the same. In addition, he was close to Rabbi Don Segal shlit"a, the previous mashgich of Mirrer Yeshiva.
He attended the Kollel of the Mirrer Yeshiva for four years before joining the Yeshiva Mercaz Hatorah of Belle Harbor. After two years at the Kollel, he was asked to serve as Mashgiach of the High School. He intended to eventually appoint him Kollel head. Among his duties as Mashgiach was delivering weekly Torah lectures to the High School boys. As part of his efforts to encourage them to achieve greater spiritual heights, he also had one-on-one discussions with them. As a result of his excellent lectures, he decided to turn them into a book to share with others.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Convincing Evidence to the Truths of Judaism
As a result of those years, the highly regarded book Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: Convincing Evidence to the Truths of Judaism was written. Since it was published by Feldheim Publishing in 2002, the book has been in demand. In the field of kiruv, it has become a classic. Several people have contacted Rabbi Waldman to tell him how much the book has influenced their lives. For many people, it was a 'game changer'. All the basic tenets of Jewish faith are explained in an extremely clear way in the Sefer.
The Career of Rabbi Shmuel Waldman as a Religious Teacher
Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe Elementary School in Queens was Rabbi Shmuel Waldman's place of employment for eleven years. Many hundreds of students were influenced by Rabbi Waldman over the course of twenty years by teaching at a few summer camps. Through his books, he imparted the tenants of Judaism to many campers at Camp Torah Vodaas and Camp Dora Golding.
Rabbi Waldman’s Sefer on Tefilla
Over the past decade, Rabbi Shmuel Waldman has been working on significant projects. His extensive work on proper prayer took the last few years to complete. Orthodox Jews spend a lot of time praying, and the purpose of our prayers is explored in the article. Because it shows the right method of praying, this book is sure to become a classic on the subject of prayer.
The Wonders of Creation Blog
In addition, he has recently embarked on an ambitious project. As well as showing how many components of nature are clearly created by an intelligent Creator, he started a blog (The Wonders of Ceation) that showcases intelligent creations of nature. The blog will be very informative, since it will demonstrate how evolution cannot explain numerous aspects of nature.
The current life of Rabbi Waldman
The Rabbi Waldman family consists of 13 children and many grandchildren. In order to provide for his family, Rabbi Waldman had to leave his teaching profession. His Torah education has also been rigorous. His part-time job is selling herbal supplements and he is now a member of a morning shul.
In the near future, Rabbi Shmuel Waldman will return to lecturing on Jewish education once his Sefer on Tefilla and blog are completed.