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This week, we lost a great man in Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, teacher, author, Nobel laureate and a leading symbol of moral conscience. He became the most powerful voice of our generation by writing – and speaking – against the great evil of the Shoah, giving voice to the millions whose voices were stilled. But Wiesel didn’t stop there – he wrote about the plight of Soviet Jews in 1966, bringing their case to the world. He spoke out against indifference, evil and genocide throughout the world. He spoke quietly and powerfully; simply and eloquently. Two of his most famous quotes summarize his world view: “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented,” and, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” more...

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