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What Elie Wiesel taught me about the Book of Job

 

November 18, 2022

Elie Wiesel and author Ariel Burger.

The Book of Job - dealing with the fundamental unfairness of the universe and the prospect of horrific undeserved suffering that has existed in every generation - has fascinated many thinkers over the years. One of the most recognizable of these was Jewish Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize winner Elie Wiesel who taught the book for decades and wrote about it extensively as well. Of his own experience with the book, he wrote this:

"For years, he [Job] would not leave me; he kept on haunting me. His file remained open, the questions unanswered."

I had the privilege of knowing Professor W...



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