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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.
I highly recommend this fascinating, erudite and very readable book.
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.
Didn't care a lot for the beginning but after I got through the history it was a great book.Published 16 days ago by M. Allen
Very informative. I plan to vist the Sistine Chappel and Florence this year. I now have some more historical information about the Vatican and Michelangelo. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Texas Rex
I have a strong interest in arcane aspects of history. This was a great example of wonderful surprises in Michelangelo's iconic painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Katherine Foster
One might expect a book like this to be very dry, a chore to read, but it was not. It was a joy to read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Boston Bill