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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.

Uniqueness of the Holocaust

Uniqueness of the Holocaust

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What makes this different from any other event in history?


Judgment Day on Wall Street

Judgment Day on Wall Street

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Is Wall Street sending us a Rosh Hashanah message?


Six Million: The Problem With Numbers

Six Million: The Problem With Numbers

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Do the enormous numbers of the Holocaust depersonalize it?


Where Was God in Virginia Tech?

Where Was God in Virginia Tech?

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God's seeming indifference is in fact an expression of His greatest gift to mankind.


The Silence of the Lamb

The Silence of the Lamb

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Could the victims somehow be seen as accomplices in their own death?


The Madoff Madness

The Madoff Madness

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Honor and dishonor in the Jewish community.


The Fifth Question: Pessimist or Optimist?

The Fifth Question: Pessimist or Optimist?

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Passover is the story that answers man's existential quest for spiritual connection.


Nuremberg Trials: Pursuit of Justice

Nuremberg Trials: Pursuit of Justice

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What happens when there is a conflict between human values and the law of the land?


The Eichmann Trial

The Eichmann Trial

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The trial of the man who Hitler chose to carry out the "Final Solution".


Silence of the World

Silence of the World

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One of Hitler's greatest allies in the holocaust was the indifference of the world.


"The Da Vinci Code" and the Jews

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The controversial book highlights the fundamental differences between Judaism and Roman Catholicism.


When The Dow Goes Down

When The Dow Goes Down

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A Jewish perspective on the widening financial crisis.


When Bad Things Happen

When Bad Things Happen

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If God is good, why is the world so bad?


Greed

Greed

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Gordon Gekko is alive and well. Meet his rival.


Oprah's Choice

Oprah's Choice

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The powerful message of Elie Wiesel's Night.


Intermarriage and the N.Y. Times

Intermarriage and the N.Y. Times

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Is there ever any line that is crossed that calls for communal condemnation?


The Passion: The Movie and the Aftermath

The Passion: The Movie and the Aftermath

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Perhaps our best response to this Hollywood missionary effort is to look inward and take pride in the beauty of our own faith.


Mel Gibson and the Jews

Mel Gibson and the Jews

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His 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.


Condemning the Terrorists

Condemning the Terrorists

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September 11th and the danger of moral relativism.


Spielberg Phone Home

Spielberg Phone Home

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Munich is a distortion of truth and morality.


Are First Grade Kids Killers

Are First Grade Kids Killers

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The tragedy of a first grader killing his classmate should not cloud our vision of the greater picture which is always getting better.


Why 2K?

Why 2K?

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Worried about the Year 2K problem? Relax. The Jewish people already solved that 3,760 years ago.


If I Were a Rich Man

If I Were a Rich Man

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Losing a lot of money, just like suddenly making millions, forces you to confront your real priorities in life.


Envy

Envy

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Our obsession for acquiring wealth has far less to do with our personal wants than with our refusal to have less than others.


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