Elie Wiesel
Night (book)

What was Elie Wiesel's faith like?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-05-15 16:35:00

Wiesel was brought up in a very strong Jewish home and explored his faith deeply as a young man. The Holocaust and his experiences in it caused him to question his faith, get angry with God, question God and redefine God's role in his life, but they never caused him to deny God's existence. "And I became religious, even more so. The question to me was a double question. How come that I really became religious, more deeply than before? And the second one, how come I didn't lose my sanity? "I never divorced God. I couldn't. I'm too Jewish…But I said to myself, 'I do believe in God.' But I have the right to protest against His ways. I have the right to be angry. And so, I do it a lot, very often, and I wouldn't change a word of my discourse to God, my appeals to God, against God. Because I came to a certain formulation saying a Jew or a man can be, can be religious or can come from a religious background, with God or against God but not without God. So I cannot live without God." - From Elie Wiesel: First Person Singular

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What is Elie Wiesels fathers name?


What is Elie Wiesels favorite food?


When is Elie Wiesels birthday?

Elie Wiesel was born on September 30, 1928.

What is Elie Wiesels mothers name?

Sarah wiesel

What was Elie Wiesels dads name?

Shlomo Wiesel

Where can you read Elie Wiesels night online?

on my nutsack

What are the differences between Elie Wiesel and Eliezer?

there are no differences between them elie wiesel is eliezer its just eliezer is elie wiesels full name

What was Elie Wiesels father's name?

Elie's father's name was Chlomo.

When was Elie Wiesels day of birth and death?

Elie Weisel was born on September 30, 1928. He is still alive.

What did Elie Wiesels family do for a living?

Shlomo and Sarah (Elie's parents) owned a grocery store.

Which one of Elie Wiesels sisters survived the concentration camp?

All besides the youngest Tzipora

Describe wiesels new faith?

put a lid on it people

Who was Elie Wiesels sisters name?

Elie Wiesel had three sisters. His two older sisters were named Hilda and Beatrice and his younger sister was named Tzipora.

What was Elie Wiesels fathers name?

Elie Wiesel was born in Sighet, Romania in the Carpathian Mountains. His father's name was Shlomo Wiesel and his mother's name was Sarah Feig.

Elie Wiesel's father?

Is Wiesels inspiration to live on and makes the reader develop a strong bond between the characters

What happened when Maria visited Wiesel family in the ghetto?

Maria, the Wiesels' former maid (servant), offered to try to hide the Wiesels with her own family in the country, but Elie Wiesel declined her offer of help.

What were the two objects Elie Wiesels father held on to in the camp?

I do believe it was a knife and a spoon because those are the objects he gave Elie when he though he was going to die. That had to be all he had left.

What are some acts of kindness in Elie Wiesels book Night?

eliezer told another jew to stay strong in hope

How long had the head of Elie Wiesels block been in concentration camps?

Not more or less a year. He said he was 14 at the start of the book and said he was 15 at the end.

What did Elie lose at the concentration camp?

faith in God

What happened to Elie Wiesels family?

they were separated in the concentration camps, and he only had his father, he then found out that his mother and sister were cremated alive in the ovens. in 1944 Elie's father died from starvation.

What was elie wiesels parents names?

Elie Wiesel's parents were named Shlomo and Sarah Wiesel. They were both Orthodox Jews. His father ran a grocery store and was very active in the community, and his mother took care of him and his three sisters (Hilda, Beatrice, and Tzipora) at home.

What are weakness of elie in night?

One of his weakness is keeping close to God and his faith.

Was Elie Wiesel religious?

Yes. In the beginning of 'NIght" ELie Wiesel was very religous but when he went to the concentration camp he lost all faith in God.

How does the death of one man affect Elie and how does he react when the air raid is over?

In the book, Night, by Elie Wiesel, is the account of Elie and his father in the Nazi concentration camps in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. The death of one man caused Elie to lose hope, and feel like there was no way to escape the death that surrounded them. He felt that all goodness had been lost. After the air raid was over, Elie witnessed the hanging of a small child. when the Nazi's hanged the child, Elie felt like they were hanging God on the gallows. They cam close to destroying his faith in God with the hanging.