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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2019


Ariel Burger


Witness: Lessons from Elie’s Wiesel’s Classroom, Ariel Burger’s latest book, won the National Jewish Book Award for biography. Burger, a protégé of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, said he was driven to write the book because he wanted readers "to feel the experience of being in class with Professor Wiesel, to hear his voice and imagine his face." Witness deftly explores the works Wiesel taught, which include biblical texts, the teachings of Chasidic rebbes and classics of Western literature. An Orthodox rabbi, Burger received his doctorate in Jewish Studies and Conflict Resolution under Wiesel at Boston University. (Photo: Courtesy)


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