In Memory of Elie Weisel, July 9, 2016

I have been sad all week long.

Last Saturday night, when I retrieved my email messages after the end of Shabbat, I learned that Elie Wiesel passed away at the age of 87.

Since then, I realize that my sadness reflects not only the death of an individual, but in many ways, the death of a generation.

Elie Wiesel was a journalist, an author, a lecturer, a defender of human rights, but most of all, he became a face and the spokesman for Holocaust survivors.

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