Elie Wiesel

1 Night

Author : Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel
Genre :  Religious  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-02-07
Description :  <b>A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel</b><br /><br /><i>Night</i> is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man.<br /><br /><i>Night</i> offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

2 Dawn

Author : Elie Wiesel & Frances Frenaye
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-03-21
Description :  <b>“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—</b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br />Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John Dawson is the captured English officer he will murder at dawn in retribution for the British execution of a fellow freedom fighter. The night-long wait for morning and death provides <i>Dawn</i>, Elie Wiesel’s ever more timely novel, with its harrowingly taut, hour-by-hour narrative. Caught between the manifold horrors of the past and the troubling dilemmas of the present, Elisha wrestles with guilt, ghosts, and ultimately God as he waits for the appointed hour and his act of assassination. <i>Dawn</i> is an eloquent meditation on the compromises, justifications, and sacrifices that human beings make when they murder other human beings.<br />

3 A Lucky Child

Author : Thomas Buergenthal & Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Europe 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-04-20
Description :  Thomas Buergenthal, now a Judge in the International Court of Justice in , tells his astonishing experiences as a young boy in his memoir A LUCKY CHILD. He arrived at at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Separated first from his mother and then his father, Buergenthal managed by his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck to survive on his own. Almost two years after his liberation, Buergenthal was miraculously reunited with his mother and in 1951 arrived in the to start a new life.<br /><br />Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship. A LUCKY CHILD is a book that demands to be read by all.

4 Open Heart

Author : Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Judaism  Health, Mind & Body  Health & Fitness 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-12-04
Description :  <b>Translated by Marion Wiesel<br /><br />A profoundly and unexpectedly intimate, deeply affecting summing up of his life so far, from one of the most cherished moral voices of our time.</b><br /><br />Eighty-two years old, facing emergency heart surgery and his own mortality, Elie Wiesel reflects back on his life. Emotions, images, faces and questions flash through his mind. His family before and during the unspeakable Event. The gifts of marriage and children and grandchildren that followed. In his writing, in his teaching, in his public life, has he done enough for memory and the survivors? His ongoing questioning of God—where has it led? Is there hope for mankind? The world’s tireless ambassador of tolerance and justice has given us this luminous account of hope and despair, an exploration of the love, regrets and abiding faith of a remarkable man.

5 Day

Author : Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-03-21
Description :  <b>"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." <i>--The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br />The publication of <i>Day </i>restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English as <i>The Accident</i> and clearly establishes it as the powerful conclusion to the author's classic trilogy of Holocaust literature, which includes his memoir <i>Night</i> and novel <i>Dawn</i>. "In <i>Night </i>it is the ‘I' who speaks," writes Wiesel. "In the other two, it is the ‘I' who listens and questions."<br /><br />In its opening paragraphs, a successful journalist and Holocaust survivor steps off a New York City curb and into the path of an oncoming taxi. Consequently, most of Wiesel's masterful portrayal of one man's exploration of the historical tragedy that befell him, his family, and his people transpires in the thoughts, daydreams, and memories of the novel's narrator. Torn between choosing life or death, <i>Day</i> again and again returns to the guiding questions that inform Wiesel's trilogy: the meaning and worth of surviving the annihilation of a race, the effects of the Holocaust upon the modern character of the Jewish people, and the loss of one's religious faith in the face of mass murder and human extermination.

6 All Rivers Run to the Sea

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1995-11-14
Description :  In this first volume of his two-volume autobiography, Wiesel takes us from his childhood memories of a traditional and loving Jewish family in the Romanian village of Sighet through the horrors of Auschwitz and Buchenwald and the years of spiritual struggle, to his emergence as a witness for the Holocaust's martyrs and survivors and for the State of Israel, and as a spokesman for humanity. With 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.<br /><br />"From the abyss of the death camps Wiesel has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement."<br /><i>--From the citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize</i>

7 The Trial of God

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1995-11-14
Description :  <b><i>The Trial of God (as it was held on February 25, 1649, in Shamgorod)<br /></i>A Play by Elie Wiesel<br />Translated by Marion Wiesel<br />Introduction by Robert McAfee Brown<br />Afterword by Matthew Fox<br /></b>&#xa0;<br /><i>Where is God when innocent human beings suffer? This drama lays bare the most vexing questions confronting the moral imagination.<br /></i>&#xa0;<br />Set in a Ukranian village in the year 1649, this haunting play takes place in the aftermath of a pogrom. Only two Jews, Berish the innkeeper and his daughter Hannah, have survived the brutal Cossack raids. When three itinerant actors arrive in town to perform a Purim play, Berish demands that they stage a mock trial of God instead, indicting Him for His silence in the face of evil. Berish, a latter-day Job, is ready to take on the role of prosecutor. But who will defend God? A mysterious stranger named Sam, who seems oddly familiar to everyone present, shows up just in time to volunteer.<br />&#xa0;<br />The idea for this play came from an event that Elie Wiesel witnessed as a boy in Auschwitz: “Three rabbis—all erudite and pious men—decided one evening to indict God for allowing His children to be massacred. I remember: I was there, and I felt like crying. But there nobody cried.”<br />&#xa0;<br />Inspired and challenged by this play, Christian theologians Robert McAfee Brown and Matthew Fox, in a new Introduction and Afterword, join Elie Wiesel in the search for faith in a world where God is silent.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 Child Holocaust Survivors

Author : Robert Krell, Haim Dasberg, Martin Gilbert, Sarah Moskovitz & Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2007-10-29
Description :  The majority of children who survived the Holocaust, whether in hiding or in labour and concentration camps, remained silent about their wartime experiences. Those who wanted to talk, were often silenced by well-meaning adults who advised them to forget the past and get on with their lives. The memories and traumas simmered for nearly forty years, each child growing into adulthood thinking they alone struggled with the problems of traumatic memory, identity confusion and other consequences. In the 1980's, there was a stirring of awareness amongst some child survivors about issues to be addressed. Small groups formed in the U.S.A. and Canada and gave birth to the child survivor movement, culminating in a large international gathering of "Hidden Children" in New York in 1991. This book comprises a compilation of talks offered to child Holocaust survivors, over a 25 year period - from the birth of self-awareness to present day awareness of the need to inform the next generations of their parent's experiences. Dasberg, Krell and Wiesel are themselves child survivors. Moskovitz founded the Los Angeles Child Survivor group following her pioneering study of child survivors. Gilbert has written and lectured extensively about children in the Holocaust. This book offers the child survivor an opportunity to reflect not only on survival but its effects. For the spouses and children it clarifies some of the dynamics unique to their families and for Mental Health professionals it provides insights into the effects of trauma as well as the remarkable resilience of traumatized children.

9 Passover Haggadah

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2013-02-12
Description :  <i>A Passover Haggadah</i>, enhanced with more than fifty original drawings, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder—the most festive event of the Jewish calendar.<br /><br />Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come. Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retellings of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption.

10 The Jews of Silence

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  History  Books  Europe 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1987-01-13
Description :  In the fall of 1965 the Israeli newspaper Haaretz sent a young journalist named Elie Wiesel to the Soviet Union to report on the lives of Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. “I would approach Jews who had never been placed in the Soviet show window by Soviet authorities,” wrote Wiesel. “They alone, in their anonymity, could describe the conditions under which they live; they alone could tell whether the reports I had heard were true or false—and whether their children and their grandchildren, despite everything, still wish to remain Jews. From them I would learn what we must do to help . . . or if they want our help at all.”<br />&#xa0;<br />What he discovered astonished him: Jewish men and women, young and old, in Moscow, Kiev, Leningrad, Vilna, Minsk, and Tbilisi, completely cut off from the outside world, overcoming their fear of the ever-present KGB to ask Wiesel about the lives of Jews in America, in Western Europe, and, most of all, in Israel. They have scant knowledge of Jewish history or current events; they celebrate Jewish holidays at considerable risk and with only the vaguest ideas of what these days commemorate. “Most of them come [to synagogue] not to pray,” Wiesel writes, “but out of a desire to identify with the Jewish people—about whom they know next to nothing.” Wiesel promises to bring the stories of these people to the outside world. And in the home of one dissident, he is given a gift—a Russian-language translation of <i>Night</i>, published illegally by the underground. “‘My God,’ I thought, ‘this man risked arrest and prison just to make my writing available to people here!’ I embraced him with tears in my eyes.”<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

11 The Forgotten

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1995-01-31
Description :  Distinguished psychotherapist and survivor Elhanan Rosenbaum is losing his memory to an incurable disease. Never having spoken of the war years before, he resolves to tell his son about his past—the heroic parts as well as the parts that fill him with shame—before it is too late.<br /><br />Elhanan's story compels his son to go to the Romanian village where the crime that continues to haunt his father was committed. There he encounters the improbable wisdom of a gravedigger who leads him to the grave of his grandfather and to the truths that bind one generation to another.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

12 Hostage

Author : Elie Wiesel & Catherine Temerson
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2012-08-21
Description :  From Elie Wiesel, Nobel laureate and author of <i>Night,</i> a charged, deeply moving novel about the legacy of the Holocaust in today’s troubled world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.<br />&#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0;&#xa0;It’s 1975, and Shaltiel Feigenberg—professional storyteller, writer and beloved husband—has been taken hostage: abducted from his home in Brooklyn, blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark basement. His captors, an Arab and an Italian, don’t explain why the innocent Shaltiel has been chosen, just that his life will be bartered for the freedom of three Palestinian prisoners. As his days of waiting commence, Shaltiel resorts to what he does best, telling stories—to himself and to the men who hold his fate in their hands. <br />&#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0; &#xa0;&#xa0;With beauty and sensitivity, Wiesel builds the world of Shaltiel’s memories, haunted by the Holocaust and a Europe in the midst of radical change. A Communist brother, a childhood spent hiding from the Nazis in a cellar, the kindness of liberating Russian soldiers, the unrest of the 1960s—these are the stories that unfold in Shaltiel’s captivity, as the outside world breathlessly follows his disappearance and the police move toward a final confrontation with his captors.<br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0; Impassioned, provocative and insistently humane, <i>Hostage </i>is both a masterly thriller and a profoundly wise meditation on the power of memory to connect us to the past and our shared need for resolution.

13 Messengers of God

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Philosophy 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-02-12
Description :  Elie Wiesel’s classic look at Job and seven other Biblical characters as they grapple with their relationship with God and the question of his justice.<br /><br />“Wiesel has never allowed himself to be diverted from the role of witness for the martyred Jews and survivors of the Holocaust, and by extension for all those who through the centuries have asked Job's question: ‘What is God doing and where is His justice?’ Here in a masterful series of mythic portraits, drawing upon Bible tales and the Midrashim (a body of commentary), Wiesel explores ‘the distant and haunting figures that molded him’: Adam, Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Job. With the dramatic invention of a Father Mapple and the exquisite care of a Talmudic scholar, Wiesel interprets the wellsprings of Jewish religious tradition as the many faces of man’s greatness facing the inexplicable. In an intimate relationship with God it is possible to complain, to demand. Adam and Eve in sinning “cried out” against the injustice of their entrapment; Cain assaulted God rather than his brother; and Abraham's agreement to sacrifice his son placed the burden of guilt on Him who demanded it. As for Job, Wiesel concludes that he abdicated his defiance as did the confessing Communists of Stalin’s time to ‘underline the implausibility’ of his trial, and thus become the accuser. Wiesel’s concern with the imponderables of fate seems to move from strength to strength” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>).

14 Night

Author : Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel
Genre :  Religious  Books  Biographies & Memoirs  History 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-09-12
Description :  <b>A memorial edition of Elie Wiesel’s seminal memoir of surviving the Nazi death camps, with tributes by President Obama and Samantha Power</b><br /><br />When Elie Wiesel died in July 2016, the White House issued a memorial statement in which President Barack Obama called him “the conscience of the world.” The whole of the president’s eloquent tribute will appear as a foreword to this memorial edition of <i>Night</i>. “Like millions of admirers, I first came to know Elie through his account of the horror he endured during the Holocaust simply because he was Jewish,” wrote the president.<br /><br />In 1986, when Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee wrote, “Elie Wiesel was rescued from the ashes of Auschwitz after storm and fire had ravaged his life. In time he realized that his life could have purpose: that he was to be a witness, the one who would pass on the account of what had happened so that the dead would not have died in vain and so the living could learn.” <i>Night</i>, which has sold millions of copies around the world<i>, </i>is the very embodiment of that conviction. It is written in simple, understated language, yet it is emotionally devastating, never to be forgotten.<br /><br />Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were deported to Auschwitz and then Buchenwald. <i>Night </i>is the shattering record of his memories of the death of his mother, father, and little sister, Tsipora; the death of his own innocence; and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man. “Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night,” writes Wiesel. “Never shall I forget . . . even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.” These words are etched into the wall of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Far more than a chronicle of the sadistic realm of the camps, <i>Night</i> also addresses many of the philosophical and personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of the Holocaust.<br /><br />The memorial edition of<i> Night </i>includes the unpublished text of a speech that Wiesel delivered before the United Nations General Assembly on the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz entitled “Will the World Ever Know.” These remarks powerfully resonate with <i>Night</i> and with subsequent acts of genocide.

15 Souls on Fire

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2013-02-12
Description :  <i>In Souls on Fire: Portraits and Legends of Hasidic Masters</i>, Elie Wiesel re-enters, like an impassioned pilgrim, the universe of Hasidism.<br /><br /><i>Souls on Fire</i> is not a simple chronological history of Hasidism, nor is it a comprehensive book on its subject. Rather, Elie Wiesel has captured the essence of Hasidism through tales, legends, parables, sayings, and deeply personal reflections. His book is a testimony, not a study. Hasidism is revealed from within and not analyzed from the outside. "Listen attentively," Elie Wiesel's grandfather told him, "and above all, remember that true tales are meant to be transmitted—to keep them to oneself is to betray them." Wiesel does not merely tell us, but draws, with the hand of a master, the portraits of the leaders of the movement that created a revolution in the Jewish world. <i>Souls on Fire</i> is a loving, personal affirmation of Judaism, written with words and with silence. The author brings his profound knowledge of the Bible, the Talmud, Kabbala, and the Hasidic tale and song to this masterpiece, showing us that Elie Wiesel is perhaps our generation's most fervid "soul on fire."

16 Rashi

Author : Elie Wiesel & Catherine Temerson
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Nonfiction  Social Science  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2009-08-11
Description :  <b>Part of the Jewish Encounter series<br /></b><br />From Elie Wiesel, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, comes a magical book that introduces us to the towering figure of Rashi—Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki—the great biblical and Talmudic commentator of the Middle Ages. <br /><br />Wiesel brilliantly evokes the world of medieval European Jewry, a world of profound scholars and closed communities ravaged by outbursts of anti-Semitism and decimated by the Crusades. The incomparable scholar Rashi, whose phrase-by-phrase explication of the oral law has been included in every printing of the Talmud since the fifteenth century, was also a spiritual and religious leader: His perspective, encompassing both the mundane and the profound, is timeless.<br /><br />Wiesel’s Rashi is a heartbroken witness to the suffering of his people, and through his responses to major religious questions of the day we see still another side of this greatest of all interpreters of the sacred writings. <br /><br />Both beginners and advanced students of the Bible rely on Rashi’s groundbreaking commentary for simple text explanations and Midrashic interpretations. Wiesel, a descendant of Rashi, proves an incomparable guide who enables us to appreciate both the lucidity of Rashi’s writings and the milieu in which they were formed.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

17 A Mad Desire to Dance

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Religious 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-02-17
Description :  From Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of our fiercest moral voices, a provocative and deeply thoughtful new novel about a life shaped by the worst horrors of the twentieth century and one man’s attempt to reclaim happiness.<br /><br />Doriel, a European expatriate living in New York, suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a member of the Resistance, survived World War II only to die in an accident, together with his father, soon after. Doriel was a child during the war, and his knowledge of the Holocaust is largely limited to what he finds in movies, newsreels, and books—but it is enough. Doriel’s parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him filled with longing but unable to experience the most basic joys in life. He plunges into an intense study of Judaism, but instead of finding solace, he comes to believe that he is possessed by a dybbuk.<br /><br />Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange: of dreams, histories, and secrets. Despite Doriel’s initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps to bring him to a crossroads—and to a shocking denouement.<br /><br />In Doriel’s journey into the darkest regions of the soul, Elie Wiesel has written one of his most profoundly moving works of fiction, grounded always by his unparalleled moral compass.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

18 Legends of Our Time

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  History  Books  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1987-09-13
Description :  A collection of tales immortalizing the heroic deeds and visions of people Wiesel knew during and after World War II.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

19 The Fifth Son

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1991-08-13
Description :  Reuven Tamiroff, a Holocaust survivor, has never been able to speak about his past to his son, a young man who yearns to understand his father’s silence. As campuses burn amidst the unrest of the Sixties and his own generation rebels, the son is drawn to his father’s circle of wartime friends in search of clues to the past. Finally discovering that his brooding father has been haunted for years by his role in the murder of a brutal SS officer just after the war, young Tamiroff learns that the Nazi is still alive. Haunting, poetic, and very contemporary, <i>The Fifth Son </i>builds to an unforgettable climax as the son sets out to complete his father’s act of revenge.

20 And the Sea Is Never Full

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  1999-11-16
Description :  As this concluding volume of his moving and revealing memoirs begins, Elie Wiesel is forty years old, a writer of international repute. Determined to speak out more actively for both Holocaust survivors and the disenfranchised everywhere, he sets himself a challenge: "I will become militant. I will teach, share, bear witness. I will reveal and try to mitigate the victims' solitude." He makes words his weapon, and in these pages we relive with him his unstinting battles. We see him meet with world leaders and travel to regions ruled by war, dictatorship, racism, and exclusion in order to engage the most pressing issues of the day. We see him in the Soviet Union defending persecuted Jews and dissidents; in South Africa battling apartheid and supporting Mandela's ascension; in Cambodia and in Bosnia, calling on the world to face the atrocities; in refugee camps in Albania and Macedonia as an emissary for President Clinton. He chastises Ronald Reagan for his visit to the German military cemetery at Bitburg. He supports Lech Walesa but challenges some of his views. He confronts Francois Mitterrand over the misrepresentation of his activities in Vichy France. He does battle with Holocaust deniers. He joins tens of thousands of young Austrians demonstrating against renascent fascism in their country. He receives the Nobel Peace Prize. Through it all, Wiesel remains deeply involved with his beloved Israel, its leaders and its people, and laments its internal conflicts. He recounts the behind-the-scenes events that led to the establishment of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He shares the feelings evoked by his return to Auschwitz, by his recollections of Yitzhak Rabin, and by his memories of his own vanished family. This is the magnificent finale of a historic memoir.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

21 A Beggar in Jerusalem

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1997-05-27
Description :  When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to the past. You see, the man who came to Jerusalem then came as a beggar, a madman, not believing his eyes and ears, and above all, his memory."<br /><br />This haunting novel takes place in the days following the Six-Day War. A Holocaust survivor visits the newly reunited city of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall he encounters the beggars and madmen who congregate there every evening, and who force him to confront the ghosts of his past and his ties to the present. Weaving together myth and mystery, parable and paradox, Wiesel bids the reader to join him on a spiritual journey back and forth in time, always returning to Jerusalem.

22 Conversations with Elie Wiesel

Author : Elie Wiesel & Richard D. Heffner
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2001-10-30
Description :  <b>Conversations with Elie Wiesel</b> is a far-ranging dialogue with the Nobel Peace Prize-winner on the major issues of our time and on life’s timeless questions.<br /><br />In open and lively responses to the probing questions and provocative comments of Richard D. Heffner—American historian, noted public television moderator/producer, and Rutgers University professor—Elie Wiesel covers fascinating and often perilous political and spiritual ground, expounding on issues global and local, individual and universal, often drawing anecdotally on his own life experience.<br /><br />We hear from Wiesel on subjects that include the moral responsibility of both individuals and governments; the role of the state in our lives; the anatomy of hate; the threat of technology; religion, politics, and tolerance; nationalism; capital punishment, compassion, and mercy; and the essential role of historical memory. <br /><br />These conversations present a valuable and thought-provoking distillation of the thinking of one of the world’s most important and respected figures—a man who has become a moral beacon for our time.<br />

23 An Ethical Compass

Author : Elie Wiesel & Thomas L. Friedman
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-11-09
Description :  In 1986, Elie Wiesel received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his victory over “the powers of death and degradation, and to support the struggle of good against evil in the world.” Soon after, he and his wife, Marion, created the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. A project at the heart of the Foundation’s mission is its Ethics Prize—a remarkable essay-writing contest through which thousands of students from colleges across the country are encouraged to confront ethical issues of personal significance. The Ethics Prize has grown exponentially over the past twenty years.<br /><br />“Of all the projects our Foundation has been involved in, none has been more exciting than this opportunity to inspire young students to examine the ethical aspect of what they have learned in their personal lives and from their teachers in the classroom,” writes Elie Wiesel. Readers will find essays on Bosnia, the genocide in Rwanda, sweatshops and globalization, and the political obligations of the mothers of Argentina’s Disappeared. Other essays tell of a white student who joins a black gospel choir, a young woman who learns to share in Ladakh, and the outsize implications of reporting on something as small as a cracked windshield. Readers will be fascinated by the ways in which essays on conflict, conscience, memory, illness (Rachel Maddow’s essay on AIDS appears), and God overlap and resonate with one another.<br /><br />These essays reflect those who are “sensitive to the sufferings and defects that confront a society yearning for guidance and eager to hear ethical voices,” writes Elie Wiesel. “And they are a beacon for what our schools must realize as an essential component of a true education.”

24 The Sonderberg Case

Author : Elie Wiesel & Catherine Temerson
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2010-08-24
Description :  From the Nobel laureate and author of the masterly <i>Night,</i> a deeply felt, beautifully written novel of morality, guilt, and innocence.<br /><br />Despite personal success, Yedidyah—a theater critic in New York City, husband to a stage actress, father to two sons—finds himself increasingly drawn to the past. As he reflects on his life and the decisions he’s made, he longingly reminisces about the relationships he once had with the men in his family (his father, his uncle, his grandfather) and the questions that remain unanswered. It’s a feeling that is further complicated when Yedidyah is assigned to cover the murder trial of a German expatriate named Werner Sonderberg. Sonderberg returned alone from a walk in the Adirondacks with an elderly uncle, whose lifeless body was soon retrieved from the woods. His plea is enigmatic: “Guilty . . . and not guilty.” <br /><br />These words strike a chord in Yedidyah, plunging him into feelings that bring him harrowingly close to madness. As Sonderberg’s trial moves along a path of dizzying yet revelatory twists and turns, Yedidyah begins to understand his own family’s hidden past and finally liberates himself from the shadow it has cast over his life.<br /><br />With his signature elegance and thoughtfulness, Elie Wiesel has given us an enthralling psychological mystery, both vividly dramatic and profoundly emotional.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

25 From the Kingdom of Memory

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1995-01-31
Description :  In this "powerful" <i>(New York Times Book review) </i>collection of personal essays and landmark speeches by "one of the great writers of our generation" <i>(New Republic), </i>Elie Wiesel weaves together reminiscences of his life before the Holocaust, his struggle to find meaning afterward, and the actions he has taken on behalf of others that have defined him as a leading advocate of humanity and have earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.<br /><br />Here, too, as a tribute to the dead and an exhortation to the living are landmark speeches, among them his powerful testimony at the Klaus Barbie trial, his impassioned plea to President Reagan not to visit a German S.S. cemetery, and the speech he gave in Oslo in acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, in which he voices his hope that "the memory of evil will serve as a shield against evil."

26 One Generation After

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1987-09-13
Description :  Twenty years after he and his family were deported from Sighet to Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel returned to his town in search of the watch—a bar mitzvah gift—he had buried in his backyard before they left.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

27 Twilight

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2013-02-12
Description :  Raphael Lipkin is a man obsessed. He hears voices. He talks to ghosts. He is spending the summer at the Mountain Clinic, a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York—not as a patient, but as a visiting professional with a secret, personal quest.<br /><br />A professor of literature and a Holocaust survivor, Raphael, having rebuilt his life since the war, sees it on the verge of coming apart once more. He longs to talk to Pedro, the man who rescued him as a fifteen-year-old orphan from postwar Poland and brought him to Paris, becoming his friend, mentor, hero, and savior. But Pedro disappeared inside the prisons of Stalin’s Russia shortly after the war. Where is Pedro now, and how can Raphael discern what is true and what is false without him?<br /><br />A mysterious nighttime caller directs Raphael’s search to the Mountain Clinic, a unique asylum for patients whose delusions spring from the Bible. Amid patients calling themselves Adam, Cain, Abraham, Joseph, Jeremiah, and God, Raphael searches for Pedro’s truth and the meaning of his own survival in a novel that penetrated the mysteries of good, evil, and madness.

28 The Time of the Uprooted

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2005-08-09
Description :  Gamaliel Friedman is only a child when his family flees Czechoslovakia in 1939 for the relative safety of Hungary. For him, it will be the beginning of a life of rootlessness, disguise, and longing. Five years later, in desperation, Gamaliel’s parents entrust him to a young Christian cabaret singer named Ilonka. With his Jewish identity hidden, Gamaliel survives the war. But in 1956, to escape the stranglehold of communism, he leaves Budapest after painfully parting from Ilonka.<br /><br />Gamaliel tries, unsuccessfully, to find a place for himself in Europe. After a failed marriage, he moves to New York, where he works as a ghostwriter, living through the lives of others. Eventually he falls in with a group of exiles, including a rabbi––a mystic whose belief in the potential for grace in everyday life powerfully counters Gamaliel’s feelings of loss and dispossession. When Gamaliel is asked to help draw out an elderly, disfigured Hungarian woman who may be his beloved Ilonka, he begins to understand that a real life in the present is possible only if he will reconcile with his past.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

29 Somewhere a Master

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2005-06-28
Description :  The compassion of Reb Moshe-Leib, the vision of the Seer of Lublin, the wisdom of Reb Pinhas, the warmth of the Ba’al Shem Tov, the humor of Reb Naphtali–to their followers these sages appeared as kings, judges, and prophets. They communicated joy and wonder and fervor to the men and women who came to them in the depths of despair. They brought love and compassion to the persecuted Jews of Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania. For Jews who felt abandoned and forsaken by God, these Hasidic masters incarnated an irresistible call to help and salvation. The Rebbe combats sorrow with exuberance. He defeats resignation by exalting belief. He creates happiness so as not to yield to the sadness around him. He tells stories to escape the temptations of irreducible silence.<br /><br />It is Elie Wiesel’s unique gift to make the lives and tales of these great teachers as compelling now as they were in a different time and place. In the tradition of Hasidism itself, he leaves others to struggle with questions of justice, mercy, and vengeance, providing us instead with eternal truths and unshakable faith.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

30 Jew Today

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  History  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Fiction & Literature  Essays 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1979-08-12
Description :  In this powerful and wide-ranging collection of essays, letters and diary entries, weaving together all the periods of the author's life -- from his childhood in Transylvania to Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Paris, New York -- Elie Wiesel, acclaimed as one of the most gifted and sensitive writers of our time, probes, from the particular point of view of his Jewishness, such central moral and political issues as Zionism and the Middle East conflict, Solzhenitsyn and Soviet anti-Semitism, the obligations of American Jews toward Israel, the Holocaust and its cheapening in the media.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

31 The Oath

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1986-05-12
Description :  When a Christian boy disappears in a fictional Eastern European town in the 1920s, the local Jews are quickly accused of ritual murder. There is tension in the air and a pogrom threatens to erupt. Suddenly, an extraordinary man—Moshe the dreamer, a madman and mystic—steps forward and confesses to a crime he did not commit, in a vain attempt to save his people from certain death. The community gathers to hear his last words—a plea for silence—and everyone present takes an oath: whoever survives the impending tragedy must never speak of the town’s last days and nights of terror.<br /><br />For fifty years the sole survivor keeps his oath—until he meets a man whose life depends on hearing the story, and one man’s loyalty to the dead confronts head-on another’s reason to go on living.<br /><br />One of Wiesel’s strongest early novels, this timeless parable about the Jews and their enemies, about hate, family, friendship, and silence, is as powerful, haunting, and significant as it was when first published in 1973.

32 The Testament

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1982-04-01
Description :  On August 12, 1952, Russia's greatest Jewish writers were secretly executed by Stalin. In this remarkable blend of history and imagination, Paltiel Kossover meets the same fate but, unlike his real-life counterparts, he is permitted to leave a written testament. From a Jewish boyhood in pre-revolutionary Russia, Paltiel traveled down a road that embraced Communism, only to return to Russia and discover a Communist Party that had become his mortal enemy. Two decades later, Paltiel's son, Grisha, reads this precious record of his father's life and finds that it illuminates the shadowed planes of his own.<br />&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;&#xa0;<br />Passionate and fierce, this story of a father's legacy to his son revisits some of the most dramatic events of our century, and confirms yet again Elie Wiesel's stature as "a writer of the highest moral imagination" (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).

33 Letters to My Mother

Author : Ingrid Betancourt, Lorenzo Delloye-Betancourt, Melanie Delloye-Betancourt, Elie Wiesel & Dominique Simonnet
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-12-31
Description :  On December 1, 2007, during the arrest of several guerillas in Bogotá, the Colombian police confiscated a short video clip of political hostage Ingrid Betancourt. Accompanying the video was a twelve-page letter, dated October 24, 2007, written by Betancourt to her mother and family. &#xa0;Kidnapped on February 23, 2002, Betancourt has become an international symbol in the struggle for liberty and the fight against barbarity. Before being captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), she was a voice of hope for the Colombian people, leading a courageous fight against political corruption, violence, and illegal detentions. &#xa0;Presented in this small, poignant book is Betancourt’s letter to her mother printed in English, French, and Spanish. From the depths of the Colombian jungle, Betancourt’s words are an impassioned declaration of love to those dearest to her. &#xa0;In addition to this letter is a response to Betancourt written by her children, who since they were teenagers have rallied public support for their mother’s release. With a preface by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel, <i>Letters to My Mother</i> conveys a powerful message of love for family and country, and a heartrending plea for freedom.

34 ZALMEN OR THE MADNESS OF GOD

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1985-03-12
Description :  On Yom Kippur eve in 1965, Elie Wiesel found himself in Russia, “in a synagogue crowded with people.&#xa0; The air was stifling.&#xa0; The cantor was chanting . . . Suddenly a mad thought crossed my mind: Something is about to happen; any moment now the Rabbi will wake up, shake himself, pound the pulpit and cry out, shout his pain, his rage, his truth.&#xa0; I felt the tension building up inside me; the wait became unbearable.&#xa0; But nothing happened . . .&#xa0;It was too late.&#xa0; The Rabbi no longer had the strength to imagine himself free.”<br /><br />In <i>Zalmen, or The Madness of God</i>, Wiesel gives his Rabbi that strength, the courage to voice his oppression and isolation, and the result is a passionate cry.&#xa0; This play illuminates not only the plight of the Soviet Jew, but the anguish of individuals everywhere who must survive—and yet long for something more than mere survival.<br /><br />(Adapted for the stage by Marion Wiesel.)

35 Dopo la notte

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2016-07-14
Description :  Per sfuggire ai fascisti ungheresi il piccolo Gamaliele si è affidato a Ilonka, una ragazza cattolica, voluttuosa cantante di cabaret, che lo ha nascosto e protetto dalle persecuzioni naziste. Ora è un uomo maturo, e vive a New York, sempre innamorato delle parole e delle donne: Colette, che ha sposato a Parigi, e poi Esther, selvatica e leggera, ed Ève, il suo primo amore, un sogno incastonato nel reale... La sua è la vita di un rifugiato, fatta di incontri e abbandoni, di continue partenze e umilianti burocrazie. È un profugo che cerca la compagnia di altri uomini senza radici come lui ­– e forse come tutti noi, ormai, ma anche come Adamo ed Eva, cacciati dal Giardino dell’Eden. Ha quattro amici, scampati come lui agli orrori della storia: Bolek, sopravvissuto al ghetto, Diégo, eroe della guerra di Spagna, Iasha, che ha resistito alle purghe staliniste, Gad, che ora lavora per il Mossad. Con loro condivide la solidarietà dei rifugiati ma anche momenti di allegria rumorosa. Finché a Gamaliele non arriva la notizia che in un ospedale cercano un traduttore: hanno ricoverato una donna, una ungherese senza identità, con cui non riescono a comunicare. Potrebbe essere Ilonka, di cui da tempo ha perso le tracce: in ogni caso, questo incontro richiama la memoria del passato, che torna come un incubo. Gamaliele porta in sé tutta la nostalgia e la lucidità, il disincanto e la speranza dei grandi personaggi di Elie Wiesel. Fondendo memoria e invenzione, Dopo la notte approfondisce i temi chiave della narrativa dello scrittore e Premio Nobel per la Pace: l’assenza e la ricerca di una patria, l’imperativo e il fascino del nomadismo, la lotta incessante tra l’oblio e la memoria, tra il dubbio e la fede. Senza smettere di interrogarsi sulla terribile domanda che ossessiona la nostra epoca: come ricominciare, dopo aver attraversato l’orrore, dopo averlo subito sulla propria pelle?

36 El olvidado

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2015-01-01
Description :  Una reflexión sobre la memoria por un autor Nobel de la Paz.<br/> <br/> Afectado por una enfermedad incurable, Elhanan Rosenbaum ve cómo poco a poco se le borra la memoria. Muy pronto no será nada más que un olvidado, un hombre sin raíces, desposeído de su propia historia: su infancia rumana, la guerra, el amor de Talia, el descubrimiento de Palestina, los combates en Jerusalén en 1948… En el relato que inicia para legar su memoria a Malkiel, su hijo, se mezcla la investigación de este en la población rumana de sus antepasados. Viaje extraño que le permitirá aceptar su propia identidad, forjada por una historia de la que no ha sido consciente durante demasiado tiempo.<br/> Un vasto fresco de cincuenta años de historia, al mismo tiempo que el destino de un padre y un hijo a los que alejan tantas cosas pero que son, a pesar de ello, indisociables.<br/> <br/> «Elie Wiesel es uno de los intelectuales y pensadores más importantes de nuestro tiempo. Es un testigo del pasado y un guía para el futuro. Sus libros extienden el mensaje de la paz, de la reconciliación y de la dignidad humana.»<br/> Comité Noruego del Nobel, 1986

37 Discours d'Oslo

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-04-01
Description :  Ce <i>Discours d'Oslo</i> est le texte du discours prononcé par Elie Wiesel au moment de la réception du Prix Nobel de la Paix.

38 The Judges

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2002-08-20
Description :  From Elie Wiesel, a gripping novel of guilt, innocence, and the perilousness of judging both.<br /><br />A plane en route from New York to Tel Aviv is forced down by bad weather. A nearby house provides refuge for five of its passengers: Claudia, who has left her husband and found new love; Razziel, a religious teacher who was once a political prisoner; Yoav, a terminally ill Israeli commando; George, an archivist who is hiding a Holocaust secret that could bring down a certain politician; and Bruce, a would-be priest turned philanderer. <br /><br />Their host—an enigmatic and disquieting man who calls himself simply the Judge—begins to interrogate them, forcing them to face the truth and meaning of their lives. Soon he announces that one of them—the least worthy—will die.<br /><br /><i>The Judges</i> is a powerful novel that reflects the philosophical, religious, and moral questions that are at the heart of Elie Wiesel’s work.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

39 Wise Men and Their Tales

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Bible Studies 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2003-10-14
Description :  In <b>Wise Men and Their Tales</b>, a master teacher gives us his fascinating insights into the lives of a wide range of biblical figures, Talmudic scholars, and Hasidic rabbis.<br /><br />The matriarch Sarah, fiercely guarding her son, Isaac, against the negative influence of his half-brother Ishmael; Samson, the solitary hero and protector of his people, whose singular weakness brought about his tragic end; Isaiah, caught in the middle of the struggle between God and man, his messages of anger and sorrow counterbalanced by his timeless, eloquent vision of a world at peace; the saintly Rabbi Yehoshua ben Levi, who by virtue of a lifetime of good deeds was permitted to enter heaven while still alive and who tried to ensure a similar fate for all humanity by stealing the sword of the Angel of Death.<br /><br />Elie Wiesel tells the stories of these and other men and women who have been sent by God to help us find the godliness within our own lives. And what interests him most about these people is their humanity, in all its glorious complexity. They get angry—at God for demanding so much, and at people, for doing so little. They make mistakes. They get frustrated. But through it all one constant remains—their love for the people they have been charged to teach and their devotion to the Supreme Being who has sent them. In these tales of battles won and lost, of exile and redemption, of despair and renewal, we learn not only by listening to what they have come to tell us, but by watching as they live lives that are both grounded in earthly reality and that soar upward to the heavens.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

40 Rabbi Pinhas di Korets ovvero la saggezza hassidica

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  History  Books  Children & Teens  Children's Fiction  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2013-01-13
Description :  Elie Wiesel, saggista e scrittore di formazione ebraica. Premio Nobel per la pace nel 1986, ha scritto molti libri raccogliendo le storie e le testimonianze dei maestri hassid di tutto il mondo. Questa è la storia e gli insegnamenti di Rabbi Pinhas di Korets. Nel volume Contro la malinconia. Celebrazione hassidica II (Spirali 1989) è contenuta la versione cartacea.

41 Otage

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-08-18
Description :  New York, 1975&#xa0;: Shaltiel Feigenberg, juif américain, est enlevé en plein jour à Brooklyn. L’événement fait la une des médias&#xa0;internationaux&#xa0;: c’est la première fois qu’une prise d’otage de ce type se produit sur le sol américain.<br />Reclus dans une cave, les yeux bandés, livré à lui-même, le prisonnier se souvient&#xa0;: la déportation, en 1942, des habitants du ghetto de Davarowsk, sa ville natale en Transylvanie&#xa0;; sa propre survie, enfant, dans la cave d’un comte allemand, officier de renseignements nazi&#xa0;; la libération de la ville par les soldats de l’Armée rouge&#xa0;; le récit du père et de l’oncle de Shaltiel, rescapés d’Auschwitz&#xa0;; la fuite clandestine, en URSS, dès 1941, du frère aîné, membre d’une cellule du Parti communiste juif&#xa0;; l’émigration aux États-Unis…

42 Rashi

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-03-17
Description :  « Il est la première référence. Le premier secours. Grâce à une étincelle venant de lui comme un sourire, tout s’éclaire. » Ainsi parle Elie Wiesel, qui rend un hommage poignant, dans ce livre bref et singulier, à l’une des figures majeures de la pensée juive : Salomon, fils d’Isaac, rabbin de Troyes au XIème siècle, plus connu sous le nom de Rashi. Né en 1040 et mort en 1105, Rashi fut l’un des plus grands commentateurs du Talmud. La légende rapporte que ses parents possédaient une pierre précieuse, que l’Eglise voulut leur acheter ; plutôt que de céder à la tentation, ils jetèrent cette pierre à la mer – et le ciel, en récompense, leur donna un fils qui, par son esprit, brillait plus encore que cette pierre précieuse. Mais Rashi n’est pas que légende : il est aussi le témoin d’une époque où la communauté juive, en France, jouissait d’un certain prestige et d’une certaine renommée. L’érudition rabbinique de Rashi, sous la plume à son tour lumineuse d’Elie Wiesel, est le signe d’une extraordinaire ouverture à toutes choses de l’esprit. Un appétit de chercher, de connaître, de comprendre, qui va bien au-delà de la lecture des textes sacrés ; un gai savoir qui nous parle encore, par delà les siècles.

43 Le cas Sonderberg

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-09-03
Description :  Jeune journaliste, Yedidyah évolue dans la rédaction d’un quotidien new-yorkais, avec ses intrigues et ses fidélités. Critique théâtral, époux d’une actrice, il participe de la comédie new-yorkaise. Les succès éphémères, les gloires oubliées : rien n’est plus joyeux qu’une nouvelle étoile, rien n’est plus mélancolique que son crépuscule. Mais voilà qu’on demande un jour à Yedidyah de « couvrir » le procès d’un certain Werner Sonderberg. L’accusé, jeune Allemand résidant aux Etats-Unis, est parti se promener avec son vieil oncle, visiteur de passage, dans les montagnes des Adirondacks. Le neveu en est revenu seul. Coupable ou non coupable ? Cette affaire déclenche en Yedidyah d’étranges et puissants échos. Sentant qu’il se heurte à un secret familial, il tente de sonder sa propre mémoire. Qui est-il vraiment ? Comment retrouver les visages disparus d’un père, d’une mère, d’un frère ? Offre de mission clandestine en Israël, épisodes de l’Occupation et de l’après-guerre, camaraderie de combat et désillusions : tout s’enchevêtre dans sa conscience. Le voilà guetté par la folie. Il a recours à l’hypnose pour retrouver les images de sa petite enfance, faire la paix avec lui-même et avec « une histoire qui, jusqu’à la fin des temps, fera honte à l’humanité ».

44 Le crépuscule, au loin

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2014-04-01
Description :  "Au commencement était non pas le Verbe, mais la Folie." Folie du monde. Folie de l'Histoire. Folie de ce vieux Juif croisé, voici quarante ans, dans le ghetto de Rovidok. Folie de ces prophètes, entre démence et enfance, qui peuplent à nouveau l'univers de Wiesel. Et puis folie, surtout, de cette étrange maison de fous, à New York, où le narrateur est venu chercher les traces de Pedro, cet ami d'autrefois, disparu au lendemain de la guerre, et sur qui pèsent de terribles soupçons. Le narrateur échappera-t-il lui-même à la folie ? Résistera-t-il à la capiteuse proximité de ses singuliers personnages entre lesquels se trouve, il le sait, la clé de l'énigme qu'il est venu déchiffrer ? Jusqu'au dernier moment, jusqu'au dernier souffle d'une intrigue qui conduit le lecteur de mystère en mystère, ces questions resteront en suspens. A mi-chemin du roman métaphysique et du roman policier, du livre prophétique et du récit d'aventures le plus débridé, voici le premier livre d'Elie Wiesel depuis son prix Nobel de la Paix.

45 Signes d'exode

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-04-01
Description :  "Akavia fils de Mahallel conseillait à l'homme de constamment méditer sur trois choses : d'où il vient, où il va et devant qui il va devoir rendre des comptes. Pour un écrivain qui se veut témoin, ce conseil est particulièrement précieux. Jetant un regard sur l'itinéraire parcouru, il doit parfois dresser un bilan. Bien sûr, on retrouvera ici quelques-uns de mes thèmes et obsessions. Quarante ans après l'Evénement, j'éprouve toujours l'angoisse de ne pouvoir dire l'indicible, l'obligation d'essayer, et la sensation d'avoir échoué. Comment décrire la distance qui sépare les morts des vivants, les Juifs de leurs ennemis. Auschwitz d'Hiroshima ?<br /><br />Certains textes de ce volume - dont le choix pourrait paraître arbitraire - reflètent l'actualité changeante. Le scandale de la torture officialisée, la tragédie des Indiens Miskitos, les tueries au Liban : impossible de ne pas prendre position. Et puis, la menace nucléaire : impossible de lui tourner le dos...<br /><br />Nous serons tous jugés un jour. Par les morts." E.W.

46 Le cinquième fils

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2014-04-01
Description :  Comment le fils de Reuwen Tamiroff, ce jeune Juif new-yorkais né d'un ghetto polonais, peut-il vivre, marqué par la malédiction qui a frappé les siens : une communauté emmurée et suppliciée par un officier SS que par dérision elle avait surnommé {l'Ange ;} une famille mutilée par la tourmente ; un père devenu silencieux sous le poids d'images épouvantables qui le poursuivent ; une mère, recrue d'horreur, que seule la folie a sauvée ; et Ariel, ce frère inconnu, double disparu dans l'enfer nazi, auquel le narrateur, peu à peu, s'identifie ?<br /><br />A la fin de la guerre, Reuwen Tamiroff avait choisi de faire lui-même justice. Trente ans plus tard, son fils repart à la chasse au bourreau miraculeusement réchappé de l'attentat. Mais la vengeance a-t-elle, aujourd'hui, un sens ? Faut-il, vraiment, verser encore le sang pour venger le sang versé ? Le jeune homme hésite. L'intrigue elle-même est comme suspendue à cette hésitation. Et c'est le roman tout entier qui, du coup, culmine en une méditation grave et belle sur le crime, le pardon, le châtiment - ou sur les paradoxes de la mémoire quand les fils tentent d'en reprendre aux pères le presque impossible fardeau.

47 Dalle ceneri alla storia

Author : Israel Meir Lau
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2015-02-23
Description :  Traduzione integrale in lingua italiana del best seller tradotto in tutto il mondo. Se avessero raccontato a Lulek, quando aveva otto anni, che un giorno si sarebbe seduto alla tavola della Regina d'Inghilterra, che avrebbe conversato con il Papa farcendo il discorso con parole in yiddish, che avrebbe ascoltato insieme al Cancelliere tedesco, proprio lui, “Credo con fede alla venuta del Messia” eseguita dai hassid di Gur, avrebbe stentato a crederlo. Ma forse no. Perché Lulek, il bambino più piccolo sopravvissuto al campo di concentramento di Buchenwald, era abituato ai miracoli, a una catena di miracoli: la madre che lo aveva spinto nelle braccia del fratello un attimo prima di essere deportata, quel fratello che gli avrebbe fatto da madre e anche da padre e a cui deve la sopravvivenza, di lager in lager, di treno in treno, guardando in faccia la morte. Suo fratello Naftali – Tulek – è sopravvissuto insieme a lui. Insieme hanno rispettato le volontà del padre, sono immigrati in Israele dove Lulek – Srulek – Israel ha raccolto il testimone di una millenaria dinastia di rabbini, diventando Rabbino Capo d'Israele. Il Rav Israel Meir Lau è stato insignito nel 2005 del Premio Israele. Nell'introduzione l'Autore scrive: “Il mio racconto nasce dai ricordi personali che ho dell'Olocausto, della mia fuga, delle torture inflitte al corpo e all'anima e di come sia cresciuto senza i genitori e una casa. Questo libro racconta anche i miei incontri con persone molto speciali, ebrei e non ebrei, che hanno contribuito al miracolo della salvezza di un intero popolo e mio personale, alla costruzione di una nazione sul suolo della nostra patria e alla transizione dalla Shoah alla rinascita. Prego affinché nessun figlio al mondo debba mai più intraprendere il percorso tormentato dei miei compagni e mio per ritornare, come in Geremia [31: 16]: I tuoi figli torneranno nei loro confini”. Il testo originale è stato scritto nell'anniversario dei 60 anni dalla liberazione dal campo di concentramento di Buchenwald. Nella prima parte Lulek, bambino, si abbandona ai ricordi; nella seconda parte è il Rav Israel Meir Lau a render conto al lettore di come quei ricordi abbiano segnato il suo cammino di rabbino e capo religioso. Uno dei più giovani sopravvissuti di Buchenwald, Israel Meir Lau, aveva otto anni al momento della liberazione. Discendente di una ininterrotta e millenaria catena di rabbini, è stato rabbino capo askenazita d'Israele, uno dei più rispettati e carismatici leader della fede ebraica, stimato in tutto il mondo. “Dalle ceneri alla storia” è lo straziante, avvincente e miracoloso racconto autobiografico del Rav Lau. “Questo è un libro sul giudaismo, la sua gloria e le sue avversità, raffiguranti un periodo che può essere giudicato come il più doloroso, amaro e buio negli annali del popolo ebraico. Rappresenta la personalità dello scrittore unitamente alle caratteristiche del suo popolo. È un libro nel quale ogni parola è incisa nel sangue.” SHIMON PERES “Lasciamo che sia il lettore a scoprire l'intensità di questo viaggio travolgente che descrive come si possa convivere con lo spettro della morte mentre altri ne gioiscono. Come ci si può aggrappare, anche nelle tenebre più profonde, alla luce della fede, come, soprattutto, si può costruire sulle ceneri. Come un piccolo bimbo di Piotrków scampato a Buchenwald sia riuscito a crescere e fiorire nello splendore del cielo azzurro dello stato ebraico.” ELIE WIESEL

48 Le storie dei saggi

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Judaism  Books  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-11-12
Description :  Gli avvertimenti profetici, le storie midrashiche, le interpretazioni di Rashi e i racconti chassidici sono guide illuminanti e senza tempo. Ci insegnano ad affrontare le sfide contemporanee e i sogni eterni. Quei racconti fanno parte di noi stessi e della nostra idea del mondo, le loro domande ci interrogano ancora. È un sapere che si tramanda da millenni, dal maestro all’allievo. Elie Wiesel ha raccolto per noi le storie della Bibbia, del Talmud e della tradizione chassidica che più lo hanno ispirato. La matriarca Sara; l’eroico Sansone; il profeta Isaia; il santo Rabbi Yehoshua‘ ben Levi: Wiesel ci racconta le loro vicende, e quelle di altri uomini e donne inviati sulla terra per mostrarci dove si può nascondere la scintilla del divino. Ma sono anche le vicende di uomini e donne che, come noi, possono sbagliare, arrabbiarsi, soffrire. Ad affascinarci, in queste pagine, è l’incessante ricerca della verità, ma anche l’umanità – e dunque le fragilità – dei loro protagonisti.

49 Evil and Exile

Author : Michaël de Saint Cheron & Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books  History  Judaism 
Price :  $28.99
Release Date :  2000-03-15
Description :  A six-day series of interviews between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and French journalist Philippe de Saint-Cheron, Evil and Exile probes some of the most crucial and pressing issues facing humankind today. Having survived the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust, Wiesel remained silent for ten years before dedicating his life to the memory of this tragedy, witnessing tirelessly to remind an often indifferent world of its potential for self-destruction. Wiesel offers wise counsel in this volume concerning evil and suffering, life and death, chance and circumstance. Moreover, the dialogue evokes candid and often surprising responses by Wiesel on the Palestinian problem, Judeo-Christian relations, recent changes in the Soviet Union as well as insights into writers such as Kafka, Malraux, Mauriac, and Unamuno.

50 Le Procès de Shamgorod, tel qu'il se déroula le 25 février 1649

Author : Elie Wiesel
Genre :  Theater  Books  Arts & Entertainment  Fiction & Literature  Literary Criticism 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-25
Description :  Shamgorod, village perdu d'Europe centrale, au tournant d'un siècle. En ce jour de Pourim – la fête des fous, des enfants et des mendiants, où tout le monde s'amuse, s'enivre et rêve d'un monde meilleur -, trois comédiens ambulants s'installent à l'auberge pour divertir la communauté juive. Mais il n'y a plus de communauté juive à Shamgorod : un pogrome l'a récemment décimée. Plus de spectateurs, donc, pour le <i>Pourimschipel</i>, le " jeu de Pourim ", sinon l'aubergiste et sa servante.<br /><br /> La farce commence pourtant. Mais, dans ce climat de violence, de haine et de mort, voici qu'aux rires succèdent peu à peu l'angoisse, le doute et la colère contre un Dieu incapable de défendre ses enfants. Le jeu de Pourim devient procès. Qui donc est coupable ? Que sont les accusateurs et qui se proposera pour défendre Dieu ? Quant au verdict, de toute façon, il ne vaudra rien au moment où s'annonce un nouveau massacre.<br /><br /> Fêtes et tueries, farce de villages et tragédie du destin juif, réquisitoire passionné alors que la mort s'approche, foi et pessimisme : ces éléments contradictoires envahissent tour à tour cette œuvre dramatique dont l'auteur rappelle ainsi la genèse : Au royaume de la nuit, j'avais assisté à un procès bien étrange. Trois rabbins érudits et pieux avaient décidé un soir d'hiver de juger Dieu du massacre de ses enfants. Je me souviens : j'étais là et j'avais envie de pleurer. Seulement là-bas personne ne pleurait. "<br />



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