Elie Wiesel

US House Of Representatives Unanimously Approves Resolution Honoring Elie Wiesel

09/13/2016 - 14:25

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution honoring the life and work of Elie Wiesel.

Israel Urges Passage of Resolution Honoring Elie Wiesel

Wiesel Had A Soft Spot For Writers

08/09/2016 - 15:26
Special To The Jewish Week

We recently marked the shloshim, the end of the 30-day mourning period after the burial of Elie Wiesel. Since his death thousands of words have paid tribute to his singular impact on the world’s memory and to the moral authority that he, perhaps more than anyone in our time, commanded.

Francine Klagsbrun

Elie Wiesel’s Heroism, And Hiddenness

A tribute on the occasion of his shloshim, the 30-day period following burial.

07/26/2016 - 12:02
Special To The Jewish Week

What can I say of Elie Wiesel that has not already been said? And all of it is true.

Elie Wiesel, the author of over 50 books, in the study at his home in New York City, Oct. 14, 1986. JTA

Critics Still Targeting Wiesel

Did the Nobel laureate have a moral blind spot on Israel?

07/13/2016 - 08:51
Staff Writer

Before Elie Wiesel was a survivor, he was a Jew. His introduction to Yiddishkeit had nothing to do with cuisine, comedy or politics, but the loneliness of exile, a yearning for Zion. He recalled that the first words of the first lullaby he ever heard were “In dem Bais Hamikdash,” in Jerusalem’s Holy Temple, the widowed daughter of Zion sits alone, rocking her “Yidele” to sleep, one day he’ll wander.

Jonathan Mark

Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Lit Seminar

One of his Boston University students reflects on what the Nobel laureate taught, and on a world without him.

07/12/2016 - 15:19
Special To The Jewish Week

Someone has got to do the worrying, so I suppose I will take up my share without delay.

Elie Wiesel has rejoined his parents and sisters in the world of truth. What does that leave our world?

Elie Wiesel leading a seminar at Boston University in the late-’70s. BU.edu

Walking Arm In Arm With Elie Wiesel

07/12/2016 - 11:50

I first met Elie Wiesel when he was a young journalist working in New York in the late 1950s. We developed a close friendship, bound by a deep understanding of our experiences as teenagers during the Holocaust. Having survived, our mission was to make the world remember our martyrs and to break the pervasive silence about the Shoah. We were both driven to ensure the remembrance of the destruction of our people under the Nazis and their collaborators and to educate the world about the ultimate consequences of anti-Semitism, intolerance, inhumanity, and injustice.

Sam Bloch, President of the World Federation of Bergen-Belsen Associations. Getty Images

A Death That Impoverishes Us All: Saying Farewell To Elie Wiesel

07/07/2016 - 11:33

Jews and non-Jews from all walks of life, from the world-famous to the most humble, have already written eloquent, pained obituaries for Elie Wiesel, whose death last Shabbat came upon us like a punch in the stomach for which we were ill-prepared, despite his illness. I humbly add these words.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Wiesel’s Unfinished Business

He gave the Holocaust a brand name, but the genocides kept coming. Who will now stand guard over the voiceless?

07/05/2016 - 21:32
Special To The Jewish Week

Elie Wiesel’s near-universal public renown was due largely to his survival from Auschwitz. In a world where “survivor” came to signify either the Holocaust or a reality TV show, he was the world’s best-known practitioner of the trade.

Wiesel was Hitler’s worst posthumous nightmare — a Jew with a pen, a voice and a global pulpit. Getty Images

‘He Let Silence Be Articulated’

The impact of Wiesel’s groundbreaking memoir, ‘Night.’

07/05/2016 - 17:32
Staff Writer

A native of Highland Park, N.J., Alan Berger is a leading academic scholar of the Holocaust. He holds the Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, and previously founded the Jewish Studies Program at Syracuse University. Among his many books is “Children of Job: American Second-Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust” (SUNY Press), for which Elie Wiesel wrote the introduction.

Alan Berger: Elie Wiesel’s writings and speeches spoke to people of varied backgrounds. PHOTO COURTESY FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSI

Voice Of The Survivor Generation Who Bore Witness To Horror

Nobel laureate, author of the harrowing ‘Night,’ Elie Wiesel wrestled with his faith and urged the world to never forget the Holocaust.

07/05/2016 - 16:41
Staff Writer

Beginning early this year, two aging Holocaust survivors would meet once a week to talk about old times at one of their Upper East Side homes.

Elie Wiesel, during a 1986 visit to Yad Vashem, Wiesel is visible in the picture’s lower right corner. GETTY IMAGES
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