Joseph Berger’s decades long career in journalism has given him a front row seat to the history of the last 50 years – especially as that history has played out in the New York Metro area. His own immigrant experience informs his writing in deep and meaningful ways. He has covered everything from religion to education, metro, and recently, the new Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition to his work in journalism for The New York Times, he has written a number of well received books on everything from Hassidism in America to the impact of the Westinghouse Prize in the scientific fields.
Mr. Berger has directed all of that experience and insight into his latest work, a forthcoming book about the life of the late Elie Wiesel to be published by Yale University Press. This sweeping biography will cover not only Wiesel’s Holocaust experiences, but how he used those horrors as motivation to protest genocides around the world, and to promote the rights and needs of refugees of all backgrounds. In this year when we consider what it means to be an upstander, Joseph Berger will shed light on how Elie Wiesel was truly one of the greatest upstanders of his time.
Generously sponsored by the Rabbi Daniel S. Wolk Scholar-in-Residence Fund.
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