by Rabbi Benjamin BlechA look behind the new phenomenon of mourners for hire and friends for rent.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhat will you leave behind: an inheritance or a legacy?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe doctor wasn’t smiling. “There’s no way I can sugarcoat it. You have a rare, fatal disease and there is no known cure.”
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechYou don’t need to be religious to appreciate the dangers of the Internet.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechOur greatest contributions to the world summarized in five words: memory, optimism, faith, family, and responsibility.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechGod may guarantee the survival of the Jewish people, but individually, the existential threat is alarmingly real.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechTo be a Jew is to be a magnet for hatred, no matter how unjustified and irrational.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe marriage crisis and why singles today don’t want to commit.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechUnderstanding the meaning of the Chanukah battle, a war unlike any other.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechHow to be happily married for more than 50 years.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechSukkot is here and the search is over.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechRecognizing our shortcomings is the only way to achieve success in life.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWe are not the ones who have the right to make that decision.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechDoes Bin Laden’s death bring a sense of closure? It better not.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe doctor told me I had a fatal disease, and at age 77 I realized I’m actually going to die.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe challenge of our age: not to desecrate God’s holy name with acts that profane all that He stands for.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIs Wall Street sending us a Rosh Hashanah message?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechOur daily business ethics speak far louder than the words we utter in synagogue.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhat makes the giving of the Torah so universally relevant and necessary?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechDoes art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechRespect for royalty is a training ground for worship of the Almighty.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhat could go wrong? The significance of unexpected events in history.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechI’ll never forget the moment I was just a prop used in a larger, cosmic drama.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechHow the country’s turmoil resonates with a striking biblical parallel.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIsrael has not forgotten the biblical message that even the mighty are culpable for their crimes.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechDo the sins of the fathers get transmitted to the children?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe greatest challenge to our faith is not another faith, but faithlessness.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechDoes the fact that something is true always justify its being made public?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhy didn’t God simply give the Jews an eight-day supply of oil?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechI contacted the scammer in Nigeria who stole my email account and he actually replied.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe genesis of Facebook has its source in the Book of Genesis.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIt’s no accident that the NYC mosque is covered with the Jewish symbol.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe most important days of the year are about to begin.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe contemporary relevance of a discarded Nazi propaganda film.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechMy brush with TV stardom taught me that there’s very little reality in television.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe tragic fate of one survivor’s remarkable heirloom.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe connections with Torah and Hebrew words are just too frequent and striking to be accidental.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe irony of tefillin threatening the lives of innocent people.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhy Israel gives humanitarian aid whether or not it is appreciated or acknowledged.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIs a beautiful golf swing enough to make you a hero?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechTwo contemporary morality tales convey the same important message.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThis well-meaning book ends up distorting the Holocaust.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechPassover is the story that answers man’s existential quest for spiritual connection.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWas I wrong at that moment to believe it’s at last possible to cast off centuries of mistrust, misunderstanding and religious intolerance?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechTo remember Kristallnacht properly, we must first renounce its German-given name.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIs the Sistine Chapel the site for the greatest subversive act in the history of art?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechA Jewish perspective on the widening financial crisis.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe film is as painful to watch as your last root canal, without the benefit of gaining something positive from the experience.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechIs there ever any line that is crossed that calls for communal condemnation?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe film’s message is antithetical to the real meaning of Daniel Pearl’s murder.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechGod’s seeming indifference is in fact an expression of His greatest gift to mankind.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe controversial book highlights the fundamental differences between Judaism and Roman Catholicism.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechAs a generation blessed with abundant wealth, Sukkot ensures that we keep our priorities straight.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechLet our primary question in the wake of this tragedy be not “Why did it happen?” but rather “What can I do to help?”
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechPerhaps our best response to this Hollywood missionary effort is to look inward and take pride in the beauty of our own faith.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechHis latest lethal weapon? Mel’s film promises spiritual inspiration but instead evokes the kind of rage that for centuries past resulted in ruthless acts of retribution.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechLosing a lot of money, just like suddenly making millions, forces you to confront your real priorities in life.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechOur obsession for acquiring wealth has far less to do with our personal wants than with our refusal to have less than others.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe tragedy of a first grader killing his classmate should not cloud our vision of the greater picture which is always getting better.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWorried about the Year 2K problem? Relax. The Jewish people already solved that 3,760 years ago.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThere is a difference between punishment and vengeance.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhat is this seeming obsession Jews have to remember the Holocaust?
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech“Any port in a storm” as the saying goes… unless the passengers are Jewish refugees.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechOne of Hitler’s greatest allies in the holocaust was the indifference of the world.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechThe trial of the man who Hitler chose to carry out the “Final Solution”.
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechWhat happens when there is a conflict between human values and the law of the land?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechCould the victims somehow be seen as accomplices in their own death?
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechSurely a highly educated and highly cultured society would also have a high level of ethics…
by Rabbi Benjamin BlechDo the enormous numbers of the Holocaust depersonalize it?