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NIGHT BY ELIE WIESELMadame Shacter was screaming about the fire the huge flames and the furnace that she could see Then she was begging the people on the train to believe her but instead they gagged her and tied her up In a way Madame Shacter was prophesying about the crematories at the death camps the huge flames and the furnaces that turn the Jewish nation into ashesI believe profoundly During the day I studied the Talmud and at night I run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple p 13Elie Wiesel was a child of such high religious values who at the age of just twelve before even Bar-Mitzvah wanted to delve into Jewish mysticism As he states he was studying Talmud during the day and praying during the night You would think that a man like this would never ever loose faith in his God let alone a young child In his novel it clearly states in many places that the sights he saw caused his belief in God to diminishFor the first time I felt a revolt arise up in me Why should I bless his name The-Eternal Lord of the Universe the All-Powerful and Terrible was silent What had I to thank him for p 44Although Elie is saying how he should not be blessing Gods name because he was silent when the Jewish people needed him most he still is reluctent to say that no God exists Afterwards though he does recite the words of the KaddishSome talked of God of his mysterious ways of the sins of the Jewish people and of their future development but I have ceased to pray How I sympathised with Job I did not deny Gods existence but I doubted His absolute justice p 57Again he talks about the way how he doesnt deny Gods existence but he only says at a time like this one God should be
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