Benjamin Blech

Stephen Hawking's Worst Nightmare? Golem 2.0

Long before Stephen Hawking warned us about the dangers of artificial intelligence, the legend of the Golem conveyed to Jews the same subliminal message.

Pontiff Received an Unlikely Rabbinical Blessing at Vatican

How does a rabbi feel when he meets the pope?As a 10th-generation rabbi, that’s something I thought was about as likely to happen to me as playing the romantic lead in a Julia Roberts movie. My world is the ivory tower of Jewish academia, not the Vatican. The people I’m used to seeing with yarmulkes on their heads are