God's Relationship With God In Night By Elie Wiesel

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Night Essay In the book “Night” by Elie Wiesel, Elie writes about terrifying and heartbreaking experiences that took place during the time of the Holocaust. The Jews were actively involved in prayer, attending the synagogue, and almost every single person had a firm belief in God. When the Nazi’s invaded Sighet and started tearing away their liberties, the Jews were hopelessly optimistic and completely depended on God for a good outcome of the war. Throughout the entire time that the Jews were deported, transported, beaten, starved, and murdered, they cried out to God and worshiped Him in the most difficult times. Elie, a young man who devoted much of his time to studying the Zorah and developing His relationship with God, began to question and despise God when he, his family, and his friends endured such horrible pain and suffering during the Holocaust. Elie reminisces about the flames that he saw many Jews tossed into. He quotes, “Never shall I forget those flames which consumed my faith forever.” (34). When Elie witnessed the bodies of many Jews be incinerated in a furnace, he said that the same flames also consumed his faith forever. The reasons that he said this are because Elie was stripped of his spiritual groundings, Elie lost hope in God’s providence, and Elie’s surroundings didn’t reflect the God that he thought He knew. In the beginning of “Night”, Elie tells of a man named Moishe the Beadle; a poor foreigner in Sighet who befriends Elie and teaches him the
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