We call it Take a Teacher, Make a Friend. The essays and a poem by Elie Wiesel, here translated for the first time, are written by twenty-four out of the hundreds of students Elie Wiesel taught during his distinguished career at Boston University of nearly forty years.
The latest addition to the BU Jewish studies faculty is Alexandra Herzog who will join us this fall as our first post-doctoral fellow in Jewish Studies and lecturer in the CAS Core Curriculum. Alexandra Tali Herzog holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University where she worked on the Yiddish writings of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
BUToday's Sue Seligson describes a summer course, taught by EWCJS director Michael Zank, as "talmudic" in style but compelling in its pursuit of an explanation of how Jerusalem became the holy city of Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Elie Wiesel Center visiting professor Thomas Meyer is quoted in the NYTimes, offering insight into the revived debate on German philosopher Martin Heidegger’s anti-Semitism. Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” offer clarification for some scholars and perplexity for others.