• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Joel Brown

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Witness to Lessons of Elie Wiesel

  1. Lovely feature on Ariel Burger’s new book describing his experience as a student and friend of Professor Wiesel’s. Ariel was an undergraduate religion major here at BU who returned to serve as teaching assistant in Prof. Wiesel’s Literature and Memory course. Many students experienced Prof. Wiesel’s class as life-changing. It is good to have Ariel’s reminiscences. Thanks to Joel Brown and BUToday for bringing this to our attention!

  2. I read, in Night, Wiesel’s experience as a Jewish young ster on their way to their death In Auschwitz. Karen Armstrong also cited the day in Auschwitz when “a group of Jews put God on trial,” and they found God “guilty and, presumably worthy of death.” Then a funny thing happened. “The rabbi said that the trial was over: it was time for the evening prayer.” (p.376, chapter 10, The Death of God, of Armstrong’s A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    Sat.,10/17/2020 6:42pm PST

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