President Obama Inspired by Elie Wiesel

For his upcoming Nobel Lecture in Norway on Thursday, December 10, during which he will accept the Nobel Peace Prize, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal report that President Obama has drawn inspiration from Elie Wiesel, author of Rashi (now on sale from Schocken Books, Jewish Encounters series) along with the likes of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including his unforgettable international best-sellers Night and A Beggar in Jerusalem, winner of the Prix Médicis. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Medal, and the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Grand Cross. In 1986, he received the Novel Peace Prize. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.