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July 15, 2016  RSS feed
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Tribute to Wiesel planned Aug. 1 in Tampa

The public is invited to an event to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel on Monday, Aug. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Young Israel Of Tampa. 13207 N. 52 St., Tampa.

Young Israel, in partnership with the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, will mark the Shloshim, or end of 30 days of mourning for Wiesel, who died July 2. Guest speakers will be Dr. Gary Ronay and Brian Lehrer, who will hold a discussion about Wiesel and his experiences. They will also speak on the effect of the Holocaust on Judaism today and on Wiesel’s influence by the Maggid and his relationship with the Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneersohn.

In particular, Ronay will give a description of Hungarian Jewish life and talk about the experiences of his parents, Hungarians who survived the Holocaust. He will speak about recent research in the region and increases in anti-Semitism in Eurpoe. Ronay was born in Budapest and his family escaped in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, eventually coming to America.

Leher, originally from West Palm Beach and currently a pharmacy student at the University of South Florida, has studied the Holocaust and the work of Wiesel and will speak about the medical experimentations during the Holocaust, as well as give an overall insight into Nazi medicine.

There is no cost to attend the event. For more information, call Dave Kers at (347) 885-6834 or Rabbi Uriel Rivkin at (813) 832-3018.

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