By Elisha Wiesel
When I recall my father Elie Wiesel, my shame about these Olympics only deepens
(JTA) — On Friday my world was shaken. It hit me, as though it were a fresh wound: My father, Elie Wiesel, was really gone. It hurt terribly when he died over five years ago, on July 2, 2016. But I also found peace and awakening as I grieved. I had this sense from the…
My father stood with Israel when it was under attack. Will we?
Every day, I read about our complicated world in the news. And I ask myself: what would my father think about this? And what would he have done? Many days, it’s not easy to know. But I’m relieved to know that the answer today is clear. Rockets have been launched at Ashdod, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv…
My father Elie Wiesel is invoked daily. So why are we so far from his legacy?
I look for my father’s wisdom as we approach this next chapter of the American story. I find him quoted in media feeds and on handheld signs protesting injustice in all its forms. My father’s legacy seems to have never been more alive. “We must always take sides,” he pleaded. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never…
Remembering My Father, Elie Wiesel, On The Eve of Rosh Hashanah
This time of year was a difficult time for my father. Did each September — or more precisely, each month of Elul in the Hebrew calendar – did each one get progressively more difficult for him as he got older? Or did I just get more attuned to his feelings as I got older? Perhaps…
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