The Sistine Secrets by Benjamin Blech

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The Shocking Secrets of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Artwork

The recent cleaning of the Sistine Chapel frescoes removed layer after layer of centuries of accumulated tarnish and darkness. The Sistine Secrets endeavors to remove the centuries of prejudice, censorship, and ignorance that blind us to the truth about one of the world's most famous and beloved art treasures.

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About Benjamin Blech

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Benjamin Blech is an internationally recognized educator, religious leader, and lecturer. He is the author of seven highly acclaimed best-sellers, including three in the popular Idiot's Guide series. One of his books, Understanding Judaism: The Basics of Deed and Creed, was chosen by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations as the single best book on Judaism today. In a national survey by Jewsweek, Benjamin Blech ranked sixteen in a listing of the fifty most influential Jews in America. A recipient of the American Educator of the Year Award, he is an associate professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University since 1966. A tenth-generation rabbi, he has formed thousands of student-teacher relationships through his warm and caring style. He lectures around the world in places as far away as Australia, South Africa, Singapore and Israel. He has appeared on national television, including Oprah, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times and Newsday.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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