Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 135 x 203 x 22.86mm | 258.55g
  • Publication date: 22 Oct 2019
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication City/Country: Boston, United States
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, unspecified
  • ISBN10: 0358108527
  • ISBN13: 9780358108528
  • Bestsellers rank: 245,054

In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protege and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher. "Witness is beautiful, and important . . . A superb piece of writing." - Parker Palmer, best-selling author of The Courage to Teach The world remembers Elie Wiesel - Nobel laureate, activist, and author of more than forty books, including Oprah's Book Club selection Night - as a great humanist. He passed away in July 2016. Ariel Burger first met Elie Wiesel at age fifteen. They studied together and taught together. Witness chronicles the intimate conversations between these two men over decades, as Burger sought counsel on matters of intellect, spirituality, and faith, while navigating his own personal journey from boyhood to manhood, from student and assistant to rabbi and, in time, teacher. In this profoundly hopeful, thought-provoking, and inspiring book, Burger takes us into Elie Wiesel's classroom, where the art of listening and storytelling conspire to keep memory alive. As Wiesel's teaching assistant, Burger gives us a front-row seat witnessing these remarkable exchanges in and out of the classroom. The act of listening, of sharing these stories, makes of us, the readers, witnesses. AUTHOR: Ariel Burger is a writer, artist, teacher, and rabbi whose work combines spirituality, creativity, and strategies for social change. A lifelong student of Elie Wiesel, he spent years studying the great wisdom traditions, and now applies those teachings to urgent contemporary questions. When Ariel's not learning or teaching, he is creating music, art, and poetry. He lives outside of Boston with his family.

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