Rabbi, artist and author Ariel Burger provides a fascinating look into the life and classroom of a monumental 20th-century thinker. Elie Wiesel (1928–2016) was a Nobel laureate, an adviser to world leaders and a powerful activist who drew from his experiences of surviving the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Burger, Wiesel’s longtime student and protégé, provides an introduction and detailed guide to his mentor’s inspirational approach to life, thought, religion and unity. Wiesel’s history provides a unique backdrop for Burger’s analysis of politics, current events and the future. Wiesel said, “Listening to a witness makes you a witness.” Burger’s memories and insights allow every reader to experience Wiesel’s classroom and become a witness. Readers seeking moral sensitivity and lessons on creating an aware moral viewpoint will find much to consider in this remarkable collection of reflections and remembrance.
About the Author
Author, rabbi, artist and teacher Ariel Burger was a lifelong student of Elie Wiesel, whose teachings profoundly influenced him.