The Eclipse Of God And The Need For The Jews

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The eclipse of God and the need for the Jews to prove their faith in God stands out as another key response by the Jews. According to Jewish theologians, there are times in the history of religion that God had adamantly refused to show his face to the world. In the Holocaust context, the Jewish theologians argue that God was intentionally absent during this period to test the Jewish and their endurance through suffering. Admittedly, this premise is particularly complex because a section of the theologians has argued that it could be possible that God was seemingly absent because God is a distant God. The premise of the eclipse of God explains why the Jews hold to the belief that God is a distant God who prefers to give human beings a free…show more content…
It shows just how extremely strong they are because I truly don’t know if I would even believe in God or a higher power after the Holocaust. The fact that they are willing to test their faith and provide reasons as to why this happened is really eye opening. I can relate with them on the fact that they think God was absent during this time and that it was meant to make their faith stronger; he would eventually return and all of this madness would end. I also think the Holocaust helped with people’s faith. They were left with no answers for such a tragedy; it was up to them to test their faith and try to figure out exactly why this happened. It made them in my opinion, the strongest believers and observers of if God or a higher power is real. One can think of the Holocaust as a total destroyer of any hope but I believe everyone who lived through this held onto faith/hope and that is the reason why they made it out alive. The United States, Britain as well as the Soviet Union jointly acknowledged the mass murders, but were very reluctant to stop or prevent the innocent deaths. They can be referred to as some of the bystanders. President Roosevelt was worried about the anti-Semitic sentiment in America, the public as well as the congress were against the idea to assist the European Jews. On the other hand, the British feared that it could provoke the Palestinian Arab leaders and, therefore, it remained
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