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Ariel Burger

Biography

Ariel Burger

Ariel Burger is a writer, artist, teacher and rabbi whose work combines spirituality, creativity and strategies for social change. A lifelong student of Elie Wiesel, he spent years studying the great wisdom traditions, and now applies those teachings to urgent contemporary questions. When Ariel’s not learning or teaching, he is creating music, art and poetry. He lives outside of Boston with his family.

Ariel Burger

Books by Ariel Burger

by Ariel Burger - Memoir, Nonfiction

Elie Wiesel --- a Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than 40 books --- taught at Boston University for nearly four decades. With this book, Ariel Burger --- devoted protégé, apprentice and friend --- takes us into the sacred space of Wiesel’s classroom. There, Wiesel challenged his students to explore moral complexity and to resist the dangerous lure of absolutes. In bringing together never-before-recounted moments between Wiesel and his students, WITNESS serves as a moral education in and of itself --- a primer on educating against indifference, on the urgency of memory and individual responsibility, and on the role of literature, music and art in making the world a more compassionate place.