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A Historic Letter to Eli Wiesel On Auschwitz

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1 hr 7 min

Elie Wiesel

Class Summary:

A text-based class on a historic letter written by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Holocaust witness Eli Wiesel in 1965, about the destruction of European Jewry. This class was presented by Rabbi YY Jacobson in 2010.

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    Denise Salamone -2 years ago

    Wow!  This really was gut wrenching. Thank You so very much. 

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  • Anonymous -3 years ago

    Thank you. I had not seen this letter, and would not have attempted to translate and understand it. Thank you so much!

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    Yitz -4 years ago

    Is there anywhere to get a copy of this letter in English?

    Is there anywhere to get a copy of this letter in English?

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    • Anonymous -4 years ago

      I never saw it in English.

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      Joshua Kapuler -3 years ago

      Ami magazine printed it in English. For $5 I think, they will send you a copy 

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      Aron Karner -1 year ago

      I know it's been three years, but just found the letter in English here:

      https://www.chabadpw.org/media/pdf/973/vUII9734201.pdf

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    Eileen Shapero -6 years ago

    Letter of the Rebbe to Eli W..thank you, but I found it distracting/annoying from Yiddish into English..clear translation would have been more appreciated. Thank you for your fine teaching, Rabbi! Eileen/Toronto

    Thank you for your continuous efforts! The audio for most of it was not very listenable..but more to the point, translating from Yiddish into English was MOST DISTRACTING, and annoying. Something to consider? All the best, Eileen

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      Denise Salamone -2 years ago

      I found it to be authentic and beautifully translated with great emphasis on the depth, emotionally transcending truth with each word from Rebbe of blessed memory. 

      well done

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    YG -7 years ago

    What a classic! One has to be amazed by the simultaneous strength and sensitivity with which the Rebbe addressed Wiesel's existential trauma. This is leadership on an altogether higher level It's this type of connection that we wish to engender on the coattails of 3 Tammuz. Thanks for the great translation.

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    Sara Kaplan -7 years ago

    Thank you. I had not seen this letter, and would not have attempted to translate and understand it. Thank you so much!

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