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Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom | Ariel Burger
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In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protg 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.
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Professor Wiesel says, "I don't like the word tolerate. Who am I to tolerate you? I prefer the word respect. I must respect you even if I do not agree with you. In fact, my disagreement may be an expression of my respect for you. If I truly respect you, don't I owe you my honesty?"

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MelAnn Wow! 6mo
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Crazeedi So true 6mo
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Reading this one for #Booked2019 as my “Night-Oriented Title.” My reasoning is that Elie Wiesel wrote Night. What say you, @Cinfhen , @BarbaraTheBibliophage , and @4thhouseontheleft , can this title (Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel‘s Classroom) count for that category?

Cinfhen 100% and I really want to read this book!!! How is it so far???? 6mo
WanderingBookaneer @Cinfhen : I like it a lot. 6mo
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I want this book so badly!!! ☹

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

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One of the best books I‘ve read. Words can‘t describe how profound an impact it had on me. Thank you to #arielburger for this book at this time in our lives

Anna40 I started it today and it's hard to put down. I love how the book is a very personal account of Ariel Burger's experience and of what he learned in Elie Wiesel's classroom. I borrowed it, but will buy a copy. This is a book that I want to return to. 3mo
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