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Eliezer was a young boy when the Holocaust began He saw his family his friends and his fellow Jews humiliated and murdered This autobiography Night was written by Eliezer Wiesel He wrote about what horrors he saw and went through during this dreadful period in time The first part of the book is when he was very religious and prays with Moshe When the German soldiers come into their town the townspeople fear them But this is when he begins to become doubtful For the rest of the novel Eliezer starts to question his God Eliezer Wiesel was twelve when he first met Moshe the Beadle At this time in his life he was a big believer in God He studied the Talmud during the day and at night he prayed at the synagogue One day Eliezer asked his father who was a rabbi Can you find me a master to guide me in my studies of the cabbala1 But his father simply replied Youre too young for that Maimonides said it was only at thirty that one had the right to venture into the perilous world of mysticism 1-2 In return to this statement made by his father he went out to find his own This is when he found Moshe Almost every evening they would talk about God and sit in the synagogue and pray Moshe became Eliezers master to show him the mysteries of the cabbala During these nights Eliezer said We would read together ten times over the same page of the Zohar Not to learn it by heart but to extract the divine essence from it3Since Moshe was a foreign Jew he had been taken away to a concentration camp He had escaped only to be able to tell the townspeople what he had seen No one believed him Even Eliezer did not believe his foolish story But Eliezer could see that Moshe had changed He no longer talked about
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