Rabbi Simcha Weinstein is an internationally known, best-selling author. His first book “Up, Up and Oy Vey!,” received the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best book of 2007. He has appeared on CNN Showbiz Tonight and NPR, and has been profiled in leading publications, including The New YorkTimes, The Miami Herald and The London Guardian. He is a contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), The Royal Shakespeare Company, Condé Nast and other publications and chairs the Religious Affairs Committee at the renowned New York art school, Pratt Institute. Rabbi Weinstein resides in Brooklyn, NY.