The book, "Night." CHAPTER ONE 1. At the beginning of the book, What is most important to young Elie? 2. Describe the relationship between Elie and Moishe the Beadle. 3.What happens to the...

The book, "Night." CHAPTER ONE

1. At the beginning of the book, What is most important to young Elie?

2. Describe the relationship between Elie and Moishe the Beadle.

3.What happens to the foreign Jews of Sighet?

4. Give examples of how the jews lost their freedom after the German soldiers arrived in sight

5. How do people's feelings toward Moishe change after he returns to Sighet? Why didn't the people believe him.

6.Describe the ghettos.

7. Describe how Elie and others are loaded onto the train and the conditions of the train.

 

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Earlier in the story, Elie’s most important aspect of life was his religion. He studied the Talmud during the day and spent a significant part of his night in the synagogue where he wept over its destruction. He was intensely fascinated by his religion and wanted to learn its deeper secrets through the studies of the Kabbalah.

By day I studied Talmud and by night I would run to the synagogue to weep over the destruction of the Temple.

According to his father, Elie was too young to delve into the mysticism that surrounds the studies of Kabbalah. He believed that it was important for Elie to continue studying the basic subjects before upgrading to the most sensitive subjects of the religion. With these reasons, Elie’s father declined his son’s request for a master who would teach him in the ways of the Kabbalah. However, Elie remained steadfast in his quest to study the kabbalah and found himself a master to guide him. His master in the studies was Moishe the Beadle, who recognized Elie’s unwavering interest in understanding the Jewish religion and was willing to help.

I succeeded on my own in finding a master for myself in the person of Moishe the Beadle. He had watched me one day as I prayed at dusk. "Why do you cry when you pray?" he asked, as though he knew me well.

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