Essay on Followers Of The Jewish Faith

1405 Words Nov 15th, 2015 6 Pages
Followers of the Jewish faith follow thirteen main principles, the first one being the belief in the existence of the Creator, who is perfect in every manner of existence and is the Primary Cause of all that exists. Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel describes throughout his memoir Night his curiosity and profound belief of God and Judaism. Before he and his family are deported to Auschwitz, Wiesel explains the disbelief and doubt the Jewish people had about the Holocaust was substantial. Wiesel later describes throughout his book the frustration some of the prisoners had towards God for not helping them, and he also explains how some prisoners, like himself, stopped hoping for God to help them. Prisoners who lost their faith early on in the concentration camps may have not outlived those prisoners who lost their faith but still had family by their side. Before being deported to the ghettos, Wiesel was a believer of Judaism and a student of the Talmud. Wiesel describes “I believed profoundly. During the day I studied the Talmud, and at night I ran to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple” (1). Because he is under the age of twelve, it is rare for a child to be studying the Talmud, and he wants to go deeper with his studies. He is so interested in Judaism that he asks his father if he can study the Cabbala. His father replies “You’re too young for that. Maimonides said it was only at thirty that one had the right to venture into…

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