Rabbi Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, author, and lecturer. He is the author of twelve highly acclaimed and best selling books, with combined sales of close to half a million copies, including three as part of the highly popular Idiot’s Guide series. His book, Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed, was chosen by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations as “the single best book on Judaism in our generation.” Together with an accompanying six-hour video, filmed by the producers of 20/20, featuring Rabbi Blech, it is presently being used as the basis for study groups in numerous synagogues and universities around the country. Hi book, Taking Stock: A spiritual Guide To Rising Above Life’s Financial Ups and Downs, was featured in a full page article in the Sunday New York Times and one of his recent works, If God is Good, Why Is The World So Bad?, has been translated into Indonesian where it has had a powerful reception in the wake of the country’s tsunami, as well as into Portuguese. He is a frequent lecturer in Jewish communities as far-flung as Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Israel. Closer to home, he has served as Scholar-in-Residence at hundreds of synagogues throughout the United States and Canada and been active on behalf of countless Jewish causes. In a national survey (jewsweek.com), Rabbi Bleich was ranked #16 in a listing of the 50 most influential Jews in America.
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