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Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Rabbi Benjamin Blech, a frequent contributor to Aish, is a Professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University and an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, and lecturer. Author of 14 highly acclaimed books with combined sales of over a half million copies, his newest, The World From A Spiritual Perspective, is a collection of over 100 of his best Aish articles. See his website at www.benjaminblech.com.

The Tragic Death of Daniel Tragerman

The Tragic Death of Daniel Tragerman

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A timely message from the Book of Daniel.


ISIS, Jim Foley & Confronting Evil

ISIS, Jim Foley & Confronting Evil

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It's not enough to condemn evil; it must be confronted and conquered.


Robin Williams’ Suicide

Robin Williams’ Suicide

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A Jewish perspective on the tragedy of suicide.


Hollywood and Hamas

Hollywood and Hamas

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Be careful what you wish for.


With Rifle and Baby in Hand

With Rifle and Baby in Hand

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Hamas’ perversely brilliant strategy in using human shields should serve as a wakeup call to all of humanity.


J’Accuse

J’Accuse

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It is time for Jews to say to the New York Times: we’ve had enough.


The Anti-Zionism Lie

The Anti-Zionism Lie

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They are not shouting “Death to the Israelis” on the streets of Paris. They are screaming “Death to the Jews.”


Hamas’s Secret Weapon

Hamas’s Secret Weapon

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Hamas counts on Jewish compassion to compensate for their weakness.


Mourning Together

Mourning Together

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We are a people who treasure life, surrounded by those who revere death.


What I Learned from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

What I Learned from the Lubavitcher Rebbe

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Out of the blue, the Rebbe summoned me. He wanted to send me on a challenging mission.


The Three Boys & the World

The Three Boys & the World

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We are indeed one family. And one that dwells alone.


The 10 Commandments Today

The 10 Commandments Today

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Why we need them now more than ever.


Pope Francis’s Visit to Israel

Pope Francis’s Visit to Israel

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Christians and Jews face a common enemy: radical Islam.


18. Deed and Creed: Finale

18. Deed and Creed: Finale

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In order for redemption to come, we must first open the door.


17. Deeds of the Ancestors Foretell

17. Deeds of the Ancestors Foretell

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Seeing a replay of the Jacob period of Jewish history in our time.


16. Are We Close to the Messianic Era?

16. Are We Close to the Messianic Era?

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This world has a warranty, destined to expire.


15. God's Goodness

15. God's Goodness

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A medicine may be bitter, but it is not bad.


13. Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

13. Why do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

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Exploring the nature of suffering.


12. Enjoy Life on This Earth

12. Enjoy Life on This Earth

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According to the effort is the reward.


11. Life Above All

11. Life Above All

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The result of observing mitzvot is good health.


10. The Issue of Martyrdom

10. The Issue of Martyrdom

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Three Jewish laws are better to die than to transgress.


9. Lashes: Barbaric or Humane?

9. Lashes: Barbaric or Humane?

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Jewish law regards jail as an inhumane punishment.


8. Measure for Measure

8. Measure for Measure

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God directly links a person's actions to the nature of the reward and punishment.


7. The First Exception

7. The First Exception

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Without God in the picture, morality is relative.


6. Reward for a Mitzvah

6. Reward for a Mitzvah

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God wants us to serve Him out of love.


5. The Most Important Mitzvah

5. The Most Important Mitzvah

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Removing one little piece may ruin the whole picture.


4. Mechanics of Change

4. Mechanics of Change

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The Jew stands in self-judgment in an act of personal improvement.


3. Original Sin

3. Original Sin

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The path to spiritual wholeness, post-Adam and Eve.


Passover and the Zodiac

Passover and the Zodiac

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Slaughtering the Pascal lamb represented breaking free from predetermined forces beyond our control.


Noah à la Hollywood

Noah à la Hollywood

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The movie is a distortion of the Torah.


2. The Key to Change

2. The Key to Change

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Debunking the concept of vicarious atonement.


1. Religion: Deed or Creed?

1. Religion: Deed or Creed?

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Exploring what is the definition of a “good Jew.”


Suing Parents

Suing Parents

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Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.


Purim and Serendipity

Purim and Serendipity

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How to find God.


Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

Nazi Collaborator or Hero?

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Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.


The Three Greatest Mistakes People Make About Love

The Three Greatest Mistakes People Make About Love

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No one falls out of love.


Six Million Jews

Six Million Jews

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Can the Holocaust be told using just one word: Jew?


Good Riddance Day

Good Riddance Day

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A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.


Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

Michelangelo & the Meaning of the New Year

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5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.


Selfies: The Word of the Year

Selfies: The Word of the Year

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An apt description of our generation.


Thanksgivukkah

Thanksgivukkah

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The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.


Poland, Women & the Holocaust

Poland, Women & the Holocaust

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Three groundbreaking works reveal disturbing facts about the perpetrators of genocide.


The Vanishing American Jew?

The Vanishing American Jew?

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The recent Pew Report on Jewish identity is a wake-up call for all of us.


Putin and the Torah

Putin and the Torah

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Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional.


The Good Gene

The Good Gene

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Attaining at-onement this Yom Kippur.


Jews Don’t Say Happy New Year

Jews Don’t Say Happy New Year

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What’s the best wish for the new year?


No Children Please

No Children Please

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What are couples who choose not to have children missing out on?


Malala at the United Nations

Malala at the United Nations

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Books and pens are our most powerful weapons.


Elderly & Chinese Law

Elderly & Chinese Law

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For American parents it’s very often no more than a fantasy, but it’s now the law in China.


Hollywood and the Holocaust

Hollywood and the Holocaust

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A controversial new book reveals new evidence of Jewish movie moguls’ collaboration with Nazis.


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