Jewish Responses to the Holocaust

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Jewish Responses to the Holocaust

Some Jews believed that God had “abandoned” them during and after the

Holocaust. They believed this because beliefs claim that a Covenant

was made between the Jewish religion and God to make sure Jews would

go to the promise land if they were to trust and obey the Lord God. If

this were true then the Jews were being betrayed and God had broken

the Covenant between them. I personally believe that God did not

abandon the Jews and that he was testing them as he did with Jobe.

(See Jobe’s story in the Bible) In the tale of Jobe God was testing

Jobe’s faith and making sure that not matter what happened he still

believed and enforced the Lord God. The Holocaust was the slaughter of

roughly six million Jews in Nazi, Germany. This tested the faith of

many and caused the death of millions however I do not think God

abandoned them, I think he was merely testing their religion and trust

to him.

Some of the arguments put forward were probably the ones as I have

partly mentioned above, and he had his reasons. God could have been

testing the faith, as he did with Jobe, in the Holocaust. Another

argument may be that He was not sure if people still believed his

almighty power and for this a sacrifice should be made. This could

mean Adolph Hitler was playing the role of the Devil, Satan. He may

also have done it to enforce his followers more firmly so that

everything in the Covenant was being followed and done correctly. God

has his reasons although we may not know them we know they are there.

Fate guides us through the choices we make.

Religious faith helped people to cope through the Holocaust because

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...ay think that God is betraying them by the Holocaust and

mass slaughter of the Jews and that he is going against there

agreement in the Covenant. I personally believe he is testing the Jews

and that he will reward them in their “second life.” Another group of

people may not like to think of the Holocaust, as though it had never

happened. I also don’t agree. I think we live in a real world where

people come and go but we have to accept it.

In conclusion I think that

· Throughout time Jews have suffered the torment of slavery, death and

murder but the Holocaust being the worst of them all was when God was

put on trial.

· I personally believe he is testing the Jews and that he will reward

them in their “second life.”

· I think we live in a real world where people come and go but we have

to accept it.

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