The Miracle of Two Candles

Professor Wiesel didn’t like miracle stories. When a student asked about miracles during the Holocaust, he said “Miracles?! For some, but not for others?” And he added that every miracle story is also a blasphemy, because, if God could perform miracles, why didn’t He perform miracles for others? There are many miracles stories in Hasidic

Active Hope

As I begin to travel and meet people in bookstores, community centers, and places of worship, I am moved by the depth of their questions, the depth of their care for the world. I feel the weight that so many are carrying right now, as we consider the challenges facing us. And I talk about

Illustrated Quote #1

Occasionally I will post a quote from my book, from Professor Wiesel, or an idea inspired by him, with an original illustration. I hope the image will help the idea sink in differently than words alone might allow. Enjoy.

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Illustrated quote from Elie Wiesel and Witness.

Shout Our Dreams from the Rooftops

It is a time of fear, a time of pain. Eleven people are dead, murdered for being Jews. Anger masks grief, anxiety dances in our chests with fury. What can we do with our fear, our pain? In this time, I turn to the words of my teacher Elie Wiesel for comfort and clarity. I