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Michelangelo's connection to Judaism and Kabbala


April 21, 2017

On April 25, Rabbi Benjamin Blech will discuss his book and research in to the secrets that Michelangelo wove in to his painting at the Sistine Chapel. The event is being hosted by Chabad Centers of Orlando, and will take place at Chabad of Greater Orlando, 708 Lake Howell Road in Maitland.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author and lecturer. His latest book, "The Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican," has been translated into 15 languages. This major historical work of investigative research aims to proves that Michelangelo incorporated many teachings of Jewish Midrash and Kabbalah into the Sistine Chapel-daring ideas unknown to its 4 million annual visitors.

Enrico Bruschini, official art historian of the U.S. Embassy in Rome, says "Just as the work of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel changed forever the world of art, so will this book change forever the way to view and, above all, to understand the work of Michelangelo!"

Rabbi Mendy Bronstein, director of Chabad of Altamonte, says "We are so lucky to have an illustrious speaker such as Rabbi Bleich join us for the evening. The lecture promises to be fascinating and thought provoking."

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person; and $180 for Sponsors, this includes two tickets with VIP seating and dinner with the author before the talk.

For more information, please visit http://www.JewishNorthOrlando.com or call 407-636-5994.


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