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Elie Wiesel : teacher, mentor, and friend : reflections by judges of the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Ethics Essay contest

Author: Alan L Berger; Irving Greenberg; Carol Rittner
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Who was Elie Wiesel? He was a Holocaust survivor, Nobel peace laureate, activist on behalf of the oppressed, a teacher, a writer, and friend of humanity. Born into an observant Jewish family in Sighet, Rumania, he was a God-intoxicated youth who survived the Shoah. As an adult he moved easily among presidents and prime ministers but was equally at home among the poor and disenfranchised. The reflections in this  Read more...
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Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Berger; Irving Greenberg; Carol Rittner
ISBN: 9781532649509 1532649509
OCLC Number: 1049821674
Description: xxiii, 107 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Elie Wiesel's ethics contest: twenty-five years of reading students' essays and being the better for it / Judith Ginsberg --
Is it possible to be seated and yet to dance? Reconsidering my formidable teacher, Elie Wiesel / Barbara Helfgott Hyett --
Moments of grace: remembering Elie Wiesel as a teacher / Carolyn Johnston --
When the rainbow breaks / Henry F. Knight --
The impact of Elie Wiesel / John K. Roth --
Capturing the fire, envisioning the redemption: the life and work of Elie Wiesel / Alan Rosen --
Elie Wiesel: a Jewish writer's teachings on writing / David Patterson --
Elie Wiesel and interfaith dialogue: a tale of lifelines / Alan L. Berger.
Other Titles: Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Ethics Essay contest
Responsibility: edited by Alan L. Berger ; foreword by Irving (Yitz) Greenberg ; afterword by Carol Rittner.

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Who was Elie Wiesel? He was a Holocaust survivor, Nobel peace laureate, activist on behalf of the oppressed, a teacher, a writer, and friend of humanity. Born into an observant Jewish family in Sighet, Rumania, he was a God-intoxicated youth who survived the Shoah. As an adult he moved easily among presidents and prime ministers but was equally at home among the poor and disenfranchised. The reflections in this volume come judges in the Elie Wiesel Ethics Essay contest. They share their personal and professional experiences working with and learning from Wiesel and provide a glimpse of the person behind the public figure. At a time when the future looks ominous, these reflections collectively hold out the promise of a more ethical and morally robust future. Their message reflects Wiesel's message about the abiding necessity of friendship; the importance of interrogating without abandoning God; the fact that everyone has a share in remembering--an obligation to remember--the past in order to construct a better future; and the importance of fighting against indifference. If we want to repair the world, we need to repair relations with each other and with ourselves.

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