Rabbi Dr. Ariel Burger on Tradition, Dialoguing Across Differences, and What He Learned from Elie Wiesel

Heromakers Podcast

Feb 1 2022 • 45 mins

In this episode, Laurie and Ann talk with Rev. Dr. Ariel Burger, founding director and senior scholar of The Witness Institute, whose mission is to empower emerging leaders, inspired by the life and legacy of Elie Wiesel. A orthodox-trained rabbi, Ariel is also an author, teacher, and artist whose work integrates spirituality, the arts, and strategies for social change. He is author of Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom.

Ariel shares about his own journey in discovering meaning in life and relationships and how his searches led him to a lifelong commitment to dialoguing across differences for the sake of each other. The three talk about the link between learning and doing and the hard work of pressing into conflict and brokenheartedness so that we can learn more about ourselves and others. Ariel talks about the continuing legacy of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel, who served as his mentor and teacher.

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