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New Memorial Edition of Elie Wiesel's Night

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Permalink

A memorial edition of Elie Wiesel’s memoir Night, with tributes by President Obama and Samantha Power will be published on September 12, 2017.

According to Night's publisher Hill & Wang, "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 Night. '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." This memorial edition of Night will include a tribute statement by Barack Obama in which he memorials the many achievements of Wiesel. 

This edition also includes "the unpublished text of a speech that Wiesel delivered before the United Nations General Assembly on the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz entitled 'Will the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 Night and with subsequent acts of genocide." Find more books by Elie Wiesel on the JBC website here.

Book Cover of the Week: Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives (Steven T. Katz and Alan Rosen, eds.), published by Indiana University Press in May, explores the various aspects of Wiesel's multifacted career, including his texts on "the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his literary works, his teaching, and his testimony." We asked Janet Rabinowitch, former director of IU Press, to share the backstory behind the painting on the book's cover: 

Artist Mark Podwal’s jacket painting depicts works by Elie Wiesel. The works illustrated, as described by Podwal, are, from left to right and row by row: One Generation After (a story about a watch belonging to EW that was buried in Sighet); The Oath (about a burned shtetl); The Jews of Silence (Russian Jewry); Souls on Fire (Rabbi Nachman’s chair); King Solomon and His Magic Ring (a pomegranate, based on one of Podwal’s illustrations for an edition of this work); Ani Maamin (a shofar, since one of the 10 reasons the shofar is sounded is that one day it will sound when the Messiah comes); A Beggar in Jerusalem; Night; Messengers of God (a Torah); The Golem (Prague’s Altneuschul); and A Passover Haggadah.. The original painting was commissioned by Chapman University as a gift to Elie Wiesel. It hangs framed in his home.

View past "Book Cover of the Week" posts here.

Elie Wiesel on Rashi

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Elie Wiesel discusses his new work Rashi, the newest title from Nextbook Press here.

Elie Wiesel in the New York Times

Thursday, March 05, 2009 | Permalink

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

The New York Times reviews Elie Wiesel’s new novel A Mad Desire to Dance here.

And, read the first chapter here.

Jewish Book World’s review will follow soon…