I was incredibly touched by Jonathan Mark’s recent article, “The Midnight Sun of Benjamin Blech,” (June 8).
Our Harrisburg congregation greatly enjoyed having Rabbi Blech as our scholar-in-residence for a Shabbat nearly two months ago. Jonathan’s moving article hit the nail on the head in so many ways. Rabbi Blech has not slowed down or allowed his medical condition to dampen his spirit.
While in Harrisburg for the weekend, Rabbi Blech lectured at a nearby college on Friday, and shared four outstanding presentations with our community over the course of Shabbat.
May God bless Rabbi Blech with many more years of being the exemplary rabbi, teacher, family man and mensch that he is.
Kesher Israel Congregation Harrisburg, Pa.