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Elie Wiesel

"Soul On Fire": In Memoriam Elie Wiesel

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 07.28.2016 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Like most of his admirers, I knew Elie Wiesel (z"l) through his public persona and his books. We crossed paths briefly at Jewish conferences or events...

Wanted: A UK Brexit For Widespread Anti-Jewish Bias

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.19.2016 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Eleven percent of UK Jews reported that they considered leaving their home country following the January 2015 Paris attacks. Statistics aside, without a Brexit of anti-Jewish attitudes in the UK, lovers of Zion are right to ask if there is any place for them in their native country's future.

In The Shadows Of The Dark Continent

Women's Rights News | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Women's Rights News

"Empathy suffers from jet-lag -- it often wakes up only after it's no longer possible to do anything to help," said my father, a man who lost many relatives to the holocaust.

Black Journalists Take Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sonari Glinton-Los Angeles Back in college, NPR reporter Sonari Glinton studied with the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died this month at the ag...

Elie Wiesel's Enduring Legacy

Sara J. Bloomfield | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Sara J. Bloomfield

With the recent loss of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, I've thought a lot about my very first meeting with him 30 years ago and all that we shared si...

Don't Just Blame The Cops: Who Is Responsible For America's Killing Fields?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

In a police state, you're either the one with your hand on the trigger or you're staring down the barrel of a loaded down. In other words, we're all in this together. The oppression and injustice -- be it in the form of shootings, surveillance, fines, etc. -- will come to all of us eventually.

Message on the Passing of Elie Wiesel

Arvind Sharma | Posted 07.11.2016 | Religion
Arvind Sharma

Perhaps it is a sign of our times that I first learnt of the passing away of Professor Elie Wiesel on Facebook. After the initial shock had worn off, and the sadness had subsided somewhat, clouds of reminiscences began to coalesce on the horizon of memory.

Fulfilling Elie Wiesel's Legacy: Coming Together in a World Coming Apart

Rabbi Aaron Panken | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Panken

As the sad news came of the death of Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel, I could not help but ask: who will be the next generation of those who, as he did...

A Warning To Mankind

Leah Pisar | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Leah Pisar

Elie Wiesel left us just a year after the passing of his dear friend and fellow Auschwitz-survivor, Samuel Pisar -- my father. They were two of the youngest and boldest to have escaped the Nazi death camps, making it their life's mission to warn future generations against the dangers that still lie ahead.

Elie Wiesel's Profoundly Beautiful Wish For The World

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 07.08.2016 | OWN

“If life is not a celebration, why remember it? If life ― mine or that of my fellow man ― is not an offering to the other, what are we doing on ...

A Holocaust Survivor's Tribute to Elie Wiesel

Gene Klein | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Gene Klein

And so, Professor Wiesel, thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. I did indeed write more, and more, and more. My book is the greatest gift I was able give to my father and my aunts. It is also the most powerful tribute I could give to my grandfather, who was killed in the gas chamber at Auschwitz.

Lessons On Tolerance From Elie Wiesel

Jonathan Fantini Porter | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Fantini Porter

Your guidance and leadership will be sincerely missed, Mr. Wiesel, but thanks to the gift of your words, we will never forget.

The Love Equation

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

This act I ask of you is huge. I ask that we all let go of our anger and hate and instead embrace love. As the equations above show, love is the only answer.

11 Elie Wiesel Quotes That Will Forever Shed Light In The Darkness

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion

Elie Wiesel was a survivor who came face to face with the depths of human cruelty, but who refused to loosen his grip on hope. The Nobel Peace Prize w...

Thank You Elie Weisel

David Curry | Posted 07.05.2016 | Religion
David Curry

On Saturday, the world lost a great advocate for human rights with the passing of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, Nobel Prize-winner and best-selling...

Responding To The Call Of Elie Wiesel

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Impact
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

This past Saturday saw the loss of one of humanity's greatest lights with the passing of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel. We were both privileged to know him and share a public stage with him on many occasions and feel compelled to highlight that his message is especially relevant in today's turbulent environment.

A Letter To President Obama For Independence Day

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

Jewish Americans and Jewish communities around the world that are under siege need your leadership, clarity, empathy and love.

Trump Praises Elie Wiesel After Using Neo-Nazi Image To Attack Hillary

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

Just a day after Donald Trump tweeted out a blatantly anti-Semitic image attacking Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee pr...

President Obama Remembers Elie Wiesel As 'One Of The Great Moral Voices Of Our Time'

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 07.03.2016 | Politics

Among the many admirers of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, who died on Saturday at the age of 87, was President Barack Ob...

It's Up To Us Now

George Clooney | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
George Clooney

Unless you're 88 years old, most of us have not lived in a world without Elie Wiesel.

Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Dies

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.02.2016 | World

July 2 - Activist and writer Elie Wiesel, the World War Two death camp survivor who won a Nobel Peace Prize for becoming the life-long voice of millio...

Elie Wiesel's 1957 Review Of Disneyland Is Utterly Charming

Atlas Obscura | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Atlas Obscura

Disney circa 1960. (Photo: Orange County Archives/CC BY 2.0) by Sarah Laskow, originally published on Atlas Obscura In 1957, Elie Wiesel, the wr...

Romantic Israel

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

There is a tendency by some not to romanticize Israel. For them the country is like others, albeit with far greater security challenges. Israel, they ...

Note to Fellow Jews this Passover: Let's Stop Behaving Like Eternal Victims

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.15.2016 | Religion
Alan Elsner

It seems as if Israeli leaders and citizens as well as many Jews around the world who support Israel unquestioningly are still most comfortable in the assumed role of historic victim. This is understandable.

Son of Saul: Horror and Redemption at Auschwitz

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A film set in Auschwitz, Son of Saul is the one to beat for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. As this import from Hungary makes its rounds through the festivals, achieving accolades and nominations galore, a question arises: is it that juries favor Holocaust films, or is Son of Saul a really good film?