Elie Wiesel Quote

What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, "Teach me mysticism." It's a joke.


In a 1978 interview with John S. Friedman, published in The Paris Review 26 (Spring 1984); and in Elie Wiesel : Conversations (2002) edited by Robert Franciosi, p. 86

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What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, Teach me mysticism. It's a joke.

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What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, Teach me mysticism. It's a joke.

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What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, Teach me mysticism. It's a joke.

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What I don't like today is, to put it coarsely, the phony Hasidism, the phony mysticism. Many students say, Teach me mysticism. It's a joke.