Listening to Other Voices: The Impact of Elie Wiesel

Top Pick January 17, 2019 Hingham Free
Elie Wiesel (Photo: David Shankbone)
Elie Wiesel (Photo: David Shankbone)

The Glastonbury Abbey lecture series was established in the fall of 1999 to foster interfaith dialogue. Each year a different general topic is presented and speakers are engaged to address it from the perspective of their own faith tradition. The topic for the series year 2018-2019 is “Prophets of the 20th Century: What Do They Say to Us Now?” This evening’s discussion will examine the impact of Elie Wiesel in our times.

With sad eyes and quiet strength, this survivor of Auschwitz told the world it must never forget the Nazi horror. “Because if we forget,” he said, “we are guilty, we are accomplices.” Mr. Wiesel, who wrote 60 books, including his seminal Holocaust memoir, “Night,” was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

Presenter: Rabbi Joseph A. Polak is a Boston University faculty colleague and friend of Mr. Wiesel, who referred to Joe Polak as “my rabbi.” A native of The Hague, Netherlands, Rabbi Polak was an infant survivor of two concentration camps. His memoir, “After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring,” won a 2015 National Jewish Book Award.

Lectures are held in the Morcone Conference Center. No registration required. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Parking is also limited, therefore we advise that you carpool when possible. Lectures are free. Donations gratefully accepted.

The event is being co-sponsored by Congregation Sha’aray Shalom in Hingham and by Temple Beth Sholom in Hull.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Glastonbury Abbey
16 Hull St
Hingham, MA 02043

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