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The last filmed interview of Elie Wiesel was about his Mentor Shoshani – Chouchani

Filmmaker Michael Grynszpan and Elie Wiesel z.l.

Filmmaker Michael Grynszpan and Elie Wiesel z.l.


We’ve just learned the sad news: Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dies at 87. Baruch Dayan Emet (Blessed is the True Judge).

We had the privilege to meet him and to interview him last year in New York.
Elie Wiesel was happy to talk about his mentor and master Shoshani (Chouchani).

We believe this was his last filmed interview.

Pearls of Chouchani – Pearl number 1

Pearls of Chouchani – Pearl number 1
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Read Proverbs 3,29 “Do not plow (plot) harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you”
and Job 4,8 “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.”

The Thought = Plowing

Action = Sowing

The Result  = Harvest
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Perles de Chouchani – perle numéro 1

Lire Proverbes 3,29 “Ne laboure (médite) pas le mal contre ton prochain, Lorsqu’il demeure tranquillement près de toi.”
et Job 4,8 “Selon ce que j’ai vu, ceux qui labourent l’iniquité et qui sèment la misère, la moissonnent”

La pensée = labourer

L’action = semer

Le résultat = la récolte

מר שושני והרבי

מר שושני ביקש וקיבל טלית מהרבי מליובביץ. עוד מאמר על “הגאון המסתורי”.
Monsieur Chouchani a demandé et a reçu un Talith du Rabbi de Loubavitch. Voici un nouvel article sur le “génie mystérieux”.03-12-2015-16-07-10-Beis-Moshiach-998-36-758x496
Mister Shoshani requested and received a Talith from the Lubavitch Rabbi. Here is a new article on the “the Mysterious Genius”.ha Rabbi

http://beismoshiachmagazine.org/katavot/2015/12/3/254747701448-2.html

“הרב אליהו אביחיל ז”ל על שושני “לפי כל מיני פרטים, שנלקטו פה ושם, הוא היה, כנראה, יליד מרוקו

הרב אליהו אביחיל הלך לעולמו לפני כמה ימים, זכרונו לברכה.
הרב אביחיל ידוע כאיש שנלחם כל חייו כדי לחפש ולהעלות לארץ את השבטים האבודים, מעט אנשים יודעים שהוא גם למד עם מר שושני – בן שושן כפי שהוא קרא לו, שהוא פגש בקיבוץ סעד.
הוא כתב על מר שושני בספרו : “היה גאון עצום, שלא מצויים כמוהו בעולם.” (…) “לפי כל מיני פרטים, שנלקטו פה ושם, הוא היה, כנראה, יליד מרוקו שלמד בישיבות ליטאיות.”
הינה כמה קטעים מהראיון שלו לסרט.

New Interview of Elie Wiesel in New York

Elie Wiesel interviewed by Michael G - June 1st 2015

Elie Wiesel interviewed by Michael Grynszpan - June 1st 2015
Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Elie Wiesel and filmmaker Michael Grynszpan met in New York this week for an interview. They talked about Monsieur Chouchani [Shoshani] who was Elie Wiesel’s teacher for two years and let a huge impact on all his other disciples around the world.

Lecture about Monsieur Chouchani Mister Shoshani מר שושני

Chouchani: a Genius, a Bum, a Legend
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If you are curious and eager to know more, you may be interested in a lecture about M. Chouchani in English, Hebrew or French. Feel free to contact us: contactfilm@chouchani.com
We have already been invited many times to give lectures and tell the story of this amazing unique character.
We then show exclusive video interviews and reveal concealed parts of the documentary movie we are working on.

Au delà de la légende – Beyond the Legend

“Ses disciples d’un an ou d’une nuit me disaient : “Le Juif errant dans votre livre, c’est bien Rav Shushani, n’est-ce pas?”books-elie-wiesel-1280x960
Je pensais avoir exagéré à dessein ; pourtant j’ai à peine décrit la vérité. Oui, il avait visité des pays exotiques et contrées lointaines ; oui, il semblait intemporel sinon immortel ; oui, il se comportait comme un des Lamed-vavnik qui entrent en exil et choisissent l’anonymat avant d’offrir le salut à leur semblables ; oui, il avait des pouvoirs ; oui, il fascinait, il exaltait, il troublait, il humiliait, il accomplissait en vous, pour vous, des changements dépassant l’entendement.”

Elie Wiesel dans “Paroles d’étranger”

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“Translation” by Elie Wiesel himself:

“His disciples of one year, or one night, took pains to tell me they were not fooled: “The Wandering Jew, in your book, is Rav Shushani, isn’t it?”
I myself thought I had exaggerated; yet I had told the truth. Yes, he did visit faraway countries; yes he did receive unusually high fees for his lectures, fees he then gave to charity; yes he did behave like one of the hidden Just Men who enter exile and anonymity before offering salvation to their fellow men; yes, he was greater than the legend surrounding his person.”

His method of teaching a young boy who later became Professor

Prof Jacques Goldberg says about his Master Shoshani:
Prof Goldberg
“[That's] how he started teaching me Torah when I was ten, not without quoting that the same method was used over the years, for Bible, Mishna, Talmud … and maths. Because he found me serious and motivated, he just very quickly gave up the requirement of writing, verbal was sufficient.
I would first read the next verse, never more, in Hebrew.
I would then copy the verse, in Hebrew, in my notebook, over two blank pages per verse, and draw columns lines word after word.
In each column I would write down all possible meanings of each individual word without consideration to the neighbor columns.
I would then start a loop in a loop in a loop etc… to build statements meaning by meaning. Most could quickly be discarded as making no sense.
Among those still making sense, I had to select the best, and convince Monsieur Shoshani why I was convinced that this was the best understanding.
And then I only had to convince him that the contrary could as well be correct… before starting the next verse.”