Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Mayne khaveyrim” (elie wiesel)

“One who says that he hears the footsteps of the Messiah hears only the steps of my old friends. Those who went into the pale night twenty years ago, and were engulfed in flames by the angels.” Elie Wiesel, “Mayne … Continue reading

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(Not) Remembering Elie Wiesel

About the late 1970s and early 1980s in Baltimore, I distinctly recall when it was I bought Hertzberg’s The Zionist Idea and the big A Treasury of Yiddish Stories. I remember quite clearly what it felt like reading the essays in Buber’s On … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel & His Critics (Israel & Palestine)

Some of the questioners are malicious, but certainly not all of them. For his critics it is hard to square the image of Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor as witness against God and “man,” as apostle of universal morality with … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel & His Critics (Post-Holocaust Theology)

(Sighet after the deportation of the Jewish ghetto in 1944) With either impatient snark or without a shred of decency, self-defined iconoclasts are taking easy shots against Wiesel and his legacy in the instantaneous wake of his death. None of … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel (z”l)

(1948-1949) (France) I wanted to post this photo of a twenty something year old Elie Wiesel; it’s not the first picture that come to mind. I’m over 50 years old and I’ve never seen it before. I’m looking at a much … Continue reading

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