Join Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel for two outstanding lectures at 92 Street Y. Wiesel is known for his deep appreciation of history and for broaching thought-provoking topics. In his upcoming May 16 and May 30 lectures, he will bring his intellectual and historical rigor to the subjects of Judaism and the Bible.
ELIE WIESEL’S LECTURES:
1) May 16th, 8:00 PM: “Return to the Akeda: Why I love Isaac”
2) May 30, 8:00 PM: “The Greatness of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus”
$18 for Each Lecture ($40 Value)
- About May 16th Lecture: “Return to the Akeda: Why I love Isaac”
You know the biblical story of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son, Isaac. But do you know why this tale is relevant today? Elie Wiesel takes a contemporary look at fathers and sons, sacrifice and sorrow, and why we can’t be silent in the face of human suffering.
- About May 30th Lecture: “The Greatness of Rabbi Eliezer ben Hyrcanus”
When Rabbi Eliezer the Great, a revered sage, saw corruption and evil in Sanhedrin, the Jewish court, he single-handedly staged a protest and was excommunicated. Professor Wiesel uses his story as a jumping-off point for a discussion of good and evil, and the responsibility we all have to take action when needed. He traces the history of this ethical mandate from the biblical story of Adam and Eve through the Holocaust to today’s human rights and social justice movements around the world.
Elie Wiesel is a notable writer, scholar, and political activist, who has written and spoken extensively on the subjects of Holocaust and Jewish history. A Holocaust survivor himself, Wiesel’s most famous book is Night, a personal account about Auschwitz and Buchenwald, which was translated into 30 languages and sold 6 million copies. For many decades Wiesel has been one of the most powerful voices about the Holocaust crimes and the meaning of Holocaust legacy. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Elie Wiesel is also a Professor in Boston University.
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