EWCJS publication in honor of Elie Wiesel named 2013 National Jewish Book Awards finalist

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February 6th, 2014

A volume of essays in honor of Elie Wiesel’s eightieth birthday was named finalist for a 2013 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Anthologies and Collections. The volume was edited by Alan Rosen and Steven T. Katz, the founding director of the EWCJS, and contains essays originally presented at a conference at Boston University in 2008.

Review from the Indiana University Press:

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, best known for his writings on the Holocaust, is also the accomplished author of novels, essays, tales, and plays as well as portraits of seminal figures in Jewish life and experience. In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel’s texts as well as illuminating commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel’s multifaceted career—his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony—this thought-provoking volume adds depth to our understanding of the impact of this important man of letters and towering international figure.