Israel's leaders mourned the death of Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz who became one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, and eulogized him as the embodiment of the human spirit that shined bright in the face of evil and darkness.
Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, whose classic "Night" became a landmark testament to the Nazis' crimes and launched Wiesel's long career as one of the world's foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87.
With all the controversy and hullabaloo surrounding Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, it appears most American Jews stood behind the decision to address the legislature on the dangers of a nuclear Iran.
For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics. It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture—and not a single time in the Koran. Its presence in Jewish history is overwhelming. There is no more moving prayer in Jewish history than the one expressing our yearning to return to Jerusalem.