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  • Elie Wiesel talks passing the torch

    By Jared Sichel

    April 23, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    As the author and renowned Holocaust speaker Elie Wiesel concluded an April 11 roundtable at Chapman University, Justine Volkman, a senior at the school, shed a few tears. Asked why, she didn’t mention any of Wiesel’s dozens of inspiring works or the fact that his health today is a...

  • Survivor, storyteller, celebrity, sage: Elie Wiesel at 85

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 24, 2013 | 2:36 pm

    When talking about Elie Wiesel, who turns 85 on Sept. 30, it is far too easy to fall into a list of superlatives. 

    As a child who survived Auschwitz and other concentration camps, Wiesel witnessed more death and more horrors than most human beings ever will. A onetime journalist...

  • Peres to honor Spielberg, Wiesel with medal

    September 12, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres will award his Presidential Medal of Distinction to Steven Spielberg, Elie Wiesel and five other recipients.

    The awards were announced Thursday with a statement from Peres’ office.

    Spielberg is being awarded the medal “for his contribution to...

  • Elie Wiesel on Boston’s bombs: send in the philosophers

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 16, 2013 | 9:49 pm

    In the wake of the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, law enforcement agencies are combing through evidence to better understand what took place.

    But Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who is a professor at Boston University, said that to properly...

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  • How the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum changed my life

    By Michael Berenbaum

    April 3, 2013 | 1:59 pm

    My daughter, Ilana, then a young college student, asked if she could go with me to the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on April 22, 1993 (the date was tied to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 50th anniversary). I said: “I will be leaving very early.” She...

  • Elie Wiesel and questions of God and duty

    February 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    The madness always calls him back.  You only have to glance at Elie Wiesel’s tortured face to know that he is always at risk.  Even after the countless novels and the Nobel Peace Prize.  Even after producing “Night,” his devastating masterpiece about Auschwitz.  Even after all the...

  • Ashton Rosin: Bearing witness on campus

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 3, 2013 | 11:24 am

    When author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel was recently asked if he feared future generations might forget the Holocaust once the last surviving witnesses had perished, he answered that he had quelled his anxiety over this problem with a simple dictum: “To listen to a witness,”...

  • Elie Wiesel on Oprah Dec. 9: Sneak peak Q & A [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Eight years ago, Holocaust survivor and author Eli Wiesel took Oprah Winfrey on a tour of Auschwitz, which she has described as a life-altering experience.  On Sunday, Dec. 9, Wiesel will again speak with Oprah, this time on a "Super Soul Sunday" episode (set to air on OWN – the...
  • Attracting Gen Y at GA

    November 13, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.

    But Gary...

  • Report: Wiesel, Obama not writing book

    November 13, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Elie Wiesel and President Obama are not writing a book together, as reported by an Israeli newspaper.

    The subscription-only Publisher's Lunch, citing a source close to Obama, reported that there is no book and no book deal, the Forward reported Tuesday.

    Wiesel, the Nobel...

  • Wiesel says he and Obama are teaming for book

    November 5, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Elie Wiesel and President Obama are writing a book together, the Holocaust survivor and author told an Israeli newspaper.

    The book, which the two men will resume writing after Tuesday's presidential election, is "a book of two friends," Wiesel, a Nobel laureate, told Haaretz.

    ...
  • Wiesel, Jewish leaders rap changes to Canada’s refugee policy

    July 9, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel joined a growing list of Jewish leaders who are calling on Canada to reverse changes to legislation that denies health care to refugee claimants.

    In a letter released last week to the Globe and Mail newspaper, Wiesel said he supports the Toronto Board of...

  • Wiesel raps Hungary Nazi past ‘whitewash’

    June 19, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel has renounced a Hungarian state award he received in 2004 in protest against what he said was a “whitewashing” of the role of former Hungarian governments in the deportation of Jews during World War Two.

    In a letter to Hungarian Parliament...

  • Elie Wiesel honored by U.S.’ largest pro bono law firm

    By  Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Germany started its long descent into brutality and murder when the Nazi regime began to corrupt the nation’s laws, Elie Wiesel told more than a thousand guests, predominantly lawyers, on April 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

    In accepting Public Counsel’s William O. Douglas...

  • March 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 21, 2012 | 5:36 am

    Can Iran Be Saved?

    Writing in Commentary Magazine, Sohrab Ahmari explains how the lessons of Iraq can help the international community prepare for Iran post regime change.

    The most difficult challenge faced in post-invasion Iraq will also exist under any post-collapse scenario in...

  • Wiesel: Romney should speak out about proxy baptisms

    February 15, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel said Mitt Romney should speak up about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ practice of posthumous baptisms.

    In an interview with the Huffington Post, Wiesel said that Romney, the front-runner in the race for the Republican...

  • Bridge to empathy

    By Rob Eshman

    January 25, 2012 | 1:10 pm

    If you like your satire dark, I mean jet black, you probably love the scene from episode four, season four of “Weeds,” in which Len Botwin, played by Albert Brooks, gives a history lesson to his young nephew Shane.

    “Listen, genocide can happen again if we’re not vigilant,”...

  • Wiesel, Kent among 5 appointees to Holocaust council

    October 31, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Holocaust survivors Elie Wiesel and Roman Kent, and Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya are among the five appointees to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

    President Obama appointed the members, who were announced Oct. 28. Other new members are Joseph Gutman and Howard...

  • Briefs: Obama condemns pastor’s politics, Merkel addresses Knesset

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Obama: Pastor's Views on Israel 'Distorted'

    Barack Obama, the Illinois senator vying for the Democratic presidential candidacy, addressed growing controversy over strong criticisms of U.S. foreign policy by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently retired as the pastor of his Chicago...

  • Briefs: Livini says no talks with Hamas; GOP says 'shalom' to Karl Rove; Kosher slaughterhouse accused of lax Mad Cow precautions

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Livni Blasts Talks of Hamas Engagement

    Israel came out strongly against European calls for preliminary engagement with Hamas. A British parliamentary panel and Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi called this week for Western "dialogue" with the terrorist Islamist group, arguing that...

  • Briefs: Now Olmert wants to talk; Hamas loots Arafat's abode; Syria invites Israelis in Golan to stay -- under Syria

    June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert ready for 'final status' talks

    Ehud Olmert said Tuesday he was ready to take steps toward final-status negotiations with the Palestinians.

    "We have to have the groundwork that will enable us to start, soon I hope, negotiations for a Palestinian state," the Israeli prime...
  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • A privilege to share

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Hanging above the sofa in the den of my next-door neighbor's house when I was a child was an old-fashioned family portrait painting; the figures in it looked stiff, the background was dark brown, muddied by time, and it was forbidding.

    But spookiest of all, the picture bore a...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

    ...
  • Meant to Be

    By Rob Eshman

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this year, two remarkable authors came to town and changed the way I thought about being Jewish. 

    Frederic Brenner, the French photographer, came to speak about his new book, "Diaspora: Exiles at Home" (HarperCollins). The product of 25 years of work, the book contains...