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Early in the narrative, Moishe tells Eliezer, “Man asks and God replies. But we...
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The original question had to be edited. A paradox is a statement that seems to be contradictory or ridiculous but is true despite how it sounds. In the book Night, Moishe the Beadle is teaching Eliezer about God and the Jewish beliefs. Eliezer is a devout Jew, wanting to understand the beliefs of his religion and the why behind those beliefs. This statement is one of the teaching moments between Moishe and Elie. While a thought-provoking statement designed to get Eliezer to ponder the picture of God this presents, in my opinion, this is not a good example of a paradox as it is neither contradictory nor ridiculous even if you believe it to be true.
Posted by mizzwillie on May 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM (Answer #1)
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