Jan 28, 2004 — Rabbi Benjamin Blech will share highlights from two of his best-selling books at a lecture kicking off YU’s annual Student Organization of Yeshiva (SOY) Seforim Sale. He will focus on selections from Taking Stock: A Spiritual Guide to Rising Above Life’s Financial Ups and Downs, which was recently reviewed by The New York Times, and If God is Good Then Why is the World So Bad?
The fifth annual lecture, sponsored by the Yeshiva College Alumni Association, will take place Sunday, Feb. 15, at 12:30 pm in Gloria and Jesse Weissberg Commons, Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Avenue on Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan. The book sale opens at 2 pm in Belfer Hall, Room 502. Rabbi Blech will autograph copies of his books following his talk.
Rabbi Blech, who joined the YU faculty in 1966, received his BA from YU, his MA from Columbia University, and his ordination from YU’s affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was recently ranked 16th on a list of the 50 most influential Jews in America. He is also the author of nine books, including three on Judaism in the popular Idiot’s Guide series.
The acclaimed Judaica book sale (Feb. 12-29) draws hundreds of students, parents, and educators from across the tri-state area. Titles range from classical rabbinic works to cookbooks, children’s literature, tapes and CDs. For a complete listing of dates and times, visit www.soyseforim.org.
Past speakers include YU Chancellor Norman Lamm ‘49Y, R, B; Dr. Ephraim Kanarfogel ‘77Y, R, B, E. Billi Ivry Professor of Jewish History; Dr. David Schnall ‘69Y, R, dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration; Rabbi Shalom Carmy ‘70,Y, R, B, assistant professor or Bible; and Dr. David Shatz ‘69Y, R, B, professor of philosophy.
The lecture is free and open to the public. To attend, please contact the Office of University Alumni Affairs at 212-960-5373, fax 212-960-5336, or firstname.lastname@example.org.