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Elie Wiesel on "Fanaticism in the Talmud"

This week’s show featured the second of three installments from the 31st annual lecture series “The Fascination with Jewish Tales” delivered by teacher, author and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel.

This year’s series focuses on Jewish history, beliefs, and religious fanaticism. The second lecture is entitled “And Thou Shall Love Thy Neighbor: Against Fanaticism in the Talmud.”

Elie Wiesel, an internationally renowned human rights activist and author, won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1986 and has taught at Boston University since 1976. He has been delivering his annual three-lecture series “Three Encounters with Elie Wiesel: The Fascination with Jewish Tales” since 1975.

 
Listener comments
  • To the host and producers of BU World Of Ideas:I am presuming that every time you title Elie Wiesel's lecture "“And Thou Shall Love Thy Neighbor: Against Fanaticism in the Talmud” as "Elie Wiesel on “Fanaticism in the Talmud” you are insulting him, the Talmud, and Judaism in general. Plus, it demonstrates that you do not even listen to your own shows.Would you be so kind as to correct this … here and in all the repeat listings of this lecture?Thank you.

    Posted by eliezerpennywhistler, on November 25th, 2009 at 2:10 pm
  • To the host and producers of BU World Of Ideas:I am presuming that every time you title Professor Wiesel's lecture “And Thou Shall Love Thy Neighbor: Against Fanaticism in the Talmud” as “Fanaticism in the Talmud” you are deliberately insulting the Talmud and Judaism, as well as Prof. Wiesel.

    Otherwise, it demonstrates that you do not even listen to your own shows.Would you be so kind as to correct this … here and in all the repeat listings of this lecture?Thank you.

    Posted by Eliezer Pennywhistle, on November 25th, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  • To the host and producers of BU World Of Ideas:I am presuming that every time you title Professor Wiesel's lecture “And Thou Shall Love Thy Neighbor: Against Fanaticism in the Talmud” as “Fanaticism in the Talmud” you are deliberately insulting the Talmud and Judaism, as well as Prof. Wiesel. Otherwise, it demonstrates that you do not even listen to your own shows.Would you be so kind as to correct this … here and in all the repeat listings of this lecture?Thank you.

    Posted by Eliezer Pennywhistle, on November 25th, 2009 at 7:10 pm