Friday, September 21, 2018


Leonard Fein // Let My People Go… Where?

11:59 29 June
Originally Published in Volume 2, Issue 4 (1977) It was too good to last. The stirring saga of Soviet Jewry—identity rediscovered, tyranny opposed, the world’s conscience aroused, new lives begun in Israel and the United States—has become, finally, a kvetch. Harsh? Consider: when the Russian...

Leonard Fein: Vision & Passion

15:31 29 August
Both a man of letters and a true activist, Leonard "Leibel" Fein never lost his abiding passion for serving the Jewish people. As Moment’s co-founder and editor from 1975 to 1989, he used the editor’s column regularly to write about his passions – social justice and ending racism and poverty, Judaism, Israel and the American Jewish community. The columns and essays collected here exemplify the intellect, the humor and the values that characterized his life.
Leonard “Leibel” Fein Speaking at an Event

Founder Leibel Fein on Moment’s Origins

15:14 21 August
The death of Moment founder Leonard “Leibel” Fein last week marked a major loss for the Jewish world. An incisive literary voice and champion of social justice, Fein was “among the foremost of the so-called liberal Zionists … a social progressive, a fierce peacenik, a...

Elie Wiesel Book Pre-order

14:06 08 May
ELIE WIESEL:  An Extraordinary Life and Legacy Writings, Reflections, Photographs   Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) is best known as the author of Night, survivor of Auschwitz and a powerful, enduring voice of the Holocaust. A recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he was a hero of human rights, professor and author of more than 50 books.   Among his accomplishments, Wiesel co-founded Moment Magazine with Leonard Fein in 1975 to be a place of conversation for America’s Jews. For editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein, he became a mentor and friend after she took over the magazine in 2004.   In this beautiful volume, Epstein shares her memories of Wiesel and brings together 30 plus interviews with friends, colleagues and others who knew him – including, his son Elisha, Michael Berenbaum, Wolf Blitzer, Father Patrick Debois, Ben Kingsley, Ronald S. Lauder, Bernard Henri-Levi, Kati Marton, Natan Sharansky, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Oprah Winfrey and Ruth Wisse. The foreword is by the world-famous British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the afterword is by Ted Koppel. To celebrate this humanitarian and keep his inspiration alive, Epstein presents readers with a visual history of Wiesel’s life and examines the influence of his seminal book, Night. This chilling story of the Holocaust has already gripped the souls of millions of readers. To reinforce this legacy, Epstein provides lively conversations with teenagers about Night and offers discussion questions.   Nadine Epstein is an award-winning journalist and author. She is the editor-in-chief and CEO of Moment Magazine and founder of the Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative.
Nadine Epstein with Elie Wiesel

From the Editor // Nadine Epstein

15:43 01 September
This summer we lost Elie Wiesel, a great and kind man who was an inspiration to me. Moment has now lost both of its founders, and I, two friends. Without Elie and Leibel—Leonard Fein—it is more important than ever that Moment continue its work and carry on their legacies.
40 Years of Moment Der Moment

Celebrating 40 Years of Moment

14:20 07 May
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH 2015 // Leonard Fein, who passed away in 2014, and Elie Wiesel—both writers deeply concerned about Judaism and Jews—founded Moment to be an independent voice in the Jewish American community.

Welcome to Moment’s ‘Year of the Woman’

13:03 04 January
Misogyny has deeply shaped me, and nearly stifled me. From growing up in a Jewish world where boys were golden, to pursuing an academic and journalism career rife with outright gender discrimination, to taking over the old boys’ club that was Moment in 2004, I found that men around me too often treated me as if I were a child or their lover.


16:08 26 July
By Leonard Fein Vol. I, Issue I     Moment has been eighteen months a-borning. Those of us who have lived with it during its gestation inevitably approach its birth much as that of a child: will its fingers and toes be in the proper...

From The Editor | May/June 2017

17:49 10 May
Recently I picked up Elie Wiesel’s Somewhere a Master: Hasidic Portraits and Legends from my bookshelf, settled into my reading chair and opened its pages. Elie begins with the story of a young Hasid in great distress and confusion over life. He has tried to...