Tag: Judaism

  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Revisited

    First reading: May 2014 review Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl is part memoir, part manifesto tackling the existential question of human life and why it matters. The message resonates with Frankl’s Yes to Life, but this longer work expands on his points with heartrending examples from his experiences in concentration camps. Though the […]

  • Quotes from Yes to Life by Viktor Frankl

    Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes on my last post and other platforms. It’s truly encouraging. 💛 Resurfacing for a moment, I have some quotes to share from the newly published Yes to Life: In Spite of Everything. It’s the first English translation of some lectures by Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, […]

  • Elie Wiesel’s Open Heart, and Thoughts on Christian Suffering

    In his memoir Open Heart, Elie Wiesel takes us through his experiences surrounding his 2011 open heart surgery.  Wiesel is famous for his Night trilogy, and here some of the same themes come back in short, fleeting chapters – the dark memories of life in Auschwitz and Buchenwald, as well as the perennial question: why […]