What does I pray to the God within me that he will give me the strength to ask him the right questions?
Moishe conveys two key concepts in his statement “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions”: the idea that God is everywhere, even within each individual, and the idea that faith is based on questions, not answers.
What does Moishe say about God answering our questions?
He explained to me, emphatically, that every question possessed a power that was lost in the answer. “I pray to the God within me for the strength to ask Him the real questions,” he liked to say.
Why did Elie cry when he prayed?
Moishe is Eliezer’s religious advisor who instructs him in the Kabbalah; Moishe is awkward and poor. Why did Eliezer pray? Why did he cry when he prayed? He says he doesn’t know why he prays; he cries when he prays because something deep within him feels the need to cry.
How does Elie respond when Moshe asks him why do you pray?
Eliezer stated that he had no idea why he cried when he prayed or why he prayed, but that Moishe the Beadle’s questions bothered him. Eliezer stated that he only cried because something within him prompted him to cry, and that he never questioned what it was that made him cry during prayer.
When asked why do you pray Elie answered?
“And why do you pray, Moshe?” I inquired. “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.”
What does the quote to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time?
Wiesel describes his life before the concentration camp, the ghettos, being taken away, being assimilated into the camp’s daily life: the hunger, the fear, the submission, the alienation of himself. It is unreal.
Why did I pray a strange question why did I breathe?
When Moishe the Beadle asks Eliezer why he prays, he responds, “What a strange question. Why did I live? Why did I breathe?” Observance and belief were unquestionable parts of his core sense of identity, so when his faith is irreparably shaken, he becomes a completely different person.
What happens to Moishe the Beadle?
Moshe the Beadle (Elie’s Kabbalah tutor) is expelled from Sighet for being a foreign Jew, and upon his return, he tried to warn everyone about the Nazis, demonstrating that the Jews are completely unaware of what is going on.
What does Moishe the Beadle look like?
Moishe the Beadle is described as a compassionate, caring man who, despite his poverty, is well-educated and well-versed in Kabbalah. Moishe is dreamy, awkward, and quiet.
Why did Elie stop praying?
Eliezer has concluded that God is not present in the concentration camps as a result of the Nazis’ actions, and that praying to him is futile; Wiesel appears to affirm that life without faith or hope is meaningless; however, even in rejecting God, Eliezer and his fellow Jews cannot erase God from their consciousness.
Why do the gravediggers try to take Elie’s father?
Why do the “gravediggers” try to kidnap Elie’s father, and what does he do to stop them? They wanted to throw them off the train because they thought he was going to die, so he shook him and slapped him. A lot of people died, and the trains were cold because snow got inside.
What illness does Eliezer’s father Contract?
Eliezer’s father, confined to his bed, is nearing death; he has dysentery, which makes him extremely thirsty, but giving water to a man with dysentery is extremely dangerous.
What story does Moshe tell that others do not believe why do they not believe him?
What story did Moshe tell when he returned? The Nazis were murdering Jews; why didn’t the people believe him? They didn’t believe it would happen to them.