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Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he has been a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University since 1966. He is the author of eleven books and has written for the New York Times, Newsweek, and Newsday. He lives in New York City.
Read the book and draw your own conclusions.
The popular (erroneous) view that the Romans and Greeks did not believe in a Supreme Being, based on a linguistic fallacy (the word "gods"), is uncritically accepted.
I strongly recommend the Sistine Secrets, Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner.
COGENTLY , EVEN PASSIONATELY WRITTEN. FASCINATING IN ITS DETAIL. HISTORY CAN INDEED BE QUITE BEAUTIFUL.Published 13 days ago by Jacqueline Jolles
It is a most useful book to know all the background and circumstances leading to the Sistine Chapel, as well as other famous works of art: very scientific, while easy to read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Maria Ingwall
To learn about the secrets of art and it's great artists is truly amazing..worth reading every word and then seeing it for your own eyes is even more exciting.Published 24 days ago by maryse wilkins
Benjamin Blech is one of the modern-day sages of Judaism, but I was skeptical that such a Torah scholar could objectively discuss Renaissance art. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TechWrite
I enjoyed very much reading this book above all the interpretation and symbolism of each painting ... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Yona
THe next time I go to the Sistine Chapel I will have infinitely more knowledge of the symbolism, construction and meaning.Published 3 months ago by Boyde H.
It's a biography of Michelangelo as well as a detailed description of the Sistine Chapel. I kept using Google images to bring up photos of the artwork described and that helped me... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very interesting book. Well written and researched. Great to have the pictures. Really made my recent trip to the Sistine Chapel even more enjoyable.Published 4 months ago by Steven Weindling