Journal

Get Caught Reading

by | May 19, 2014 | Editorial

Apparently May is “Get Caught Reading Month.” Who knew?
I am currently reading, and enthralled by, the book: The Sistine Secrets – Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner. The book was published in 2008 but seems especially timely now with the recent canonization of Pope John Paul II, with whom Rabbi Blech had an audience in 2005. Pope John Paul II sought to create bridges between Jews and Christians. In this book the authors discuss Michelangelo’s knowledge of Judaic texts as well as his Kabbalistic training and the secrets thereof which he embedded in the magnificent Sistine Chapel. It’s an altogether extraordinary book to read!
I am currently reading, and enthralled by, the book: The Sistine Secrets – Michelangelo’s Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican, by Rabbi Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner. The book was published in 2008 but seems especially timely now with the recent canonization of Pope John Paul II, with whom Rabbi Blech had an audience in 2005. Pope John Paul II sought to create bridges between Jews and Christians. In this book the authors discuss Michelangelo’s knowledge of Judaic texts as well as his Kabbalistic training and the secrets thereof which he embedded in the magnificent Sistine Chapel. It’s an altogether extraordinary book to read!

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