Elie Wiesel Reflection

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In the book Night, Elie Wiesel experiences the Holocaust at the age of fifteen. This horrible event happened from 1933 to 1945. Elie, along with numerous other Jews, experience pain throughout the entirety of the book. The events that occur alter the way that the Jews think. This especially happened concerning the way they thought about their God. When the Jews were faced with the horrible occurrences from the Holocaust, their thoughts about God changed. This insinuates one thing. People’s thoughts concerning religion change with faced with difficult circumstances. The Jews started out being completely devoted to God. Elie wanted to know more about God and the Kabbalah, wanting to find someone to teach him all about it. “One day I asked my father to find me a master who could guide me in my studies of Kabbalah.” (Wiesel 4). This quote shows that Elie wanted to learn more about God. He ends up learning from Moishe the Beadle, one of the poorest in the town of Sighet, Transylvania. This is how Elie and the other characters in the book thought before the Holocaust began. They loved God with all their heart. They also believed he would help them through whatever happened in life, that he would be there for each of them. This changed as the book went along. The first Jew to be affected by the Holocaust in the book was Moishe the Beadle. “Moishe was not the same. The joy in his eyes was gone. He no longer sang. He no longer mentioned either God or Kabbalah.” (Wiesel 7). In the

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