"This posthumous collection encourages a path toward purpose and transcendence." –The New York Times Book Review
"I was fascinated by these simply told tales of intelligence, perseverance, and miracles. Wiesel's writing is a conversation with the reader, leavened with a sense of humor. In Filled with Fire and Light,
he could even find something positive to say about the devil. He saw light where others saw only darkness."
"Wiesel displays his rhetorical gifts in this collection of essays, which includes a look at the unusual friendship between an ancient rabbinic scholar and a reformed criminal. They achieve his goal of studying the stories 'in the context of our need to create, through learning, a community' and in a way that can inspire joy and ethical behavior. Wiesel astounds with these timeless lessons drawn from ancient texts." –Publishers Weekly
"A posthumous collection by Nobel laureate Wiesel probes the sources of Jewish wisdom. Empathetic inquiries into the challenges of faith celebrate the lives and struggles of spiritual leaders appearing in the Bible and the Talmud, and in Hasidic lore." –Kirkus Reviews