Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Pinchas Winston moved to Israel in 1993. With a background in graphic design, he was originally on track to become an architect. Taking a break from university in 1981, he traveled to a yeshivah in Jerusalem in pursuit of a deeper and more philosophical understanding of life and history, one of his favorite topics. He never looked back, and after years of studying, he received rabbinic ordination in 1988, after which he began to teach, write, and lecture internationally.
Rabbi Winston is the author of over 55 books on various topics of Jewish philosophy. This includes an English translation of the classic work, “Sha’ar HaGilgulim,” or “Gate of Reincarnations,” by the famed Kabbalist, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria, or the “Arizal.” Most of the titles can be found in different formats in his online bookstore at his site www.thirtysix.org.
Pinchas Winston, since 1993, has been the author of “Perceptions,” an insightful essay on the weekly Torah reading (torah.org). He has also published countless other essays on various different topics of interest, including unique Torah perspectives on current events. He is well known for presenting mystical and often complicated Torah ideas in a lucid and accessible manner, even for the student of little Torah background.