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Describe Moche' the Beadle from "Night".

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Posted April 11, 2009 at 12:33 PM via web

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Describe Moche' the Beadle from "Night".

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jasmonl | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:34 AM (Answer #1)

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describe wiesel's community at the beginning of the story

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Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:37 AM (Answer #2)

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what do you think about this treatment  by the villagers after his return from poland

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Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:39 AM (Answer #3)

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describe wiesel's community at the begining of the story

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Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:41 AM (Answer #4)

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how does young elie view the world and his place in it

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Posted January 22, 2010 at 6:43 AM (Answer #5)

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 11, 2009 at 1:12 PM (Answer #6)

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Moche' the Beadle is the first character we are introduced to in Elie Wiesel's "Night."  He was the janitor, or the man who did everything, at the Hasidic synagogue.  Physically, he is described by Elie on page 1:

"Physically he was as awkward as a clown.  He made people smile, with his waif-like timidity. I loved his great, dreaming eyes, their gaze lost in the distance."

He was very poor but still liked by everyone. He did not have shoes. He dressed and lived humbly. He sang a lot but didn't speak much.  He had a way of making himself "insignificant.  As Elie states, he did not embarrass anyone and they were not uncomfortable in his presence.  He was Elie's first teacher of the Hasidic traditions because Elie's father told him to read the Talmud instead of studying Hasidic dogma.

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