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 By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Features    March 10, 2017

Judaism and life on other planets

Hello... Anybody else out there? For us here on earth it is certainly one of the most intriguing and far-reaching questions imaginable. Are we alone in the cosmos or are there others-perhaps like us...

 By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Opinions    November 4, 2016

UNESCO's historical revisionism- another form of hate speak

It is pointless to argue with those who happily pervert reality in the service of their profoundly held prejudices. Is there no limit to the United Nations’ willingness to ignore every readily verifiable fact and provable source of historic truth i...

 By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Opinions    December 11, 2015

Jonathan Pollard's final punishment

He cannot move to Israel for at least five years. The reason reeks of hypocrisy. After 30 long years of imprisonment, unprecedented punishment for the crime of spying on behalf of an American ally, Jonathan Pollard is at last a free man. Almost....

 By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Opinions    October 16, 2015

Netanyahu's 44 seconds of silence at the U.N.

What is the value of spending our time on lost causes? As I watched the proceedings at the United Nations last week I couldn’t help but remember the story of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and my father—and, most important of all, the lesson my...

 By Rabbi Benjamin Blech    Opinions    July 4, 2014

The three boys and the world

We are indeed one family. And one that dwells alone. More than two weeks have passed. Naftali Frankel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19, are still in captivity and all we can do is continue to pray—to pray that they are still alive and to...