witnessed as a teenager in Auschwitz. This does not itself offer a direct explanation for the tragedy of the Holocaust, if direct explanations are possible, but it can resolve the bigger picture, and can sit alongside other theological responses. Even the Satan himself could not possibly find a sufficient number of sins that would warrant such genocide! Broadly, there are two different sources to traditional Eastern European Jewish civilisation: Firstly, the continuation of Talmudic centred scholarship, augmented by Kabbalah for an reserved elite, known as Lithuanian Orthodoxy, saw itself as continuing and protecting the traditional forms of Jewish worship through advanced study. In traditional Jewish thought, Divine punishment is the unfolding of the processes of God's attribute of strict justice, usually mitigated or delayed by God's attribute of benevolent mercy. The destruction of Judah and Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, seemed to end the Biblical plan for Israel, destroyed the First Temple, killed many people, and exiled the survivors. Classical Rabbinical literature teaches that before something magnificent or great occurs, there must be a great tragedy. Nonetheless, even traditional theologians can give theological prominence to the failure of man in the Holocaust.
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Within all of the monotheistic faiths many answers ( theodicies ) have been proposed. Moreover, he mustafter a rattling outrage and a thorough grievingultimately come to the conclusion: Nevertheless I remain confident ani maamin. In another archetypical example, related by Habad Hasidim, their founder Schneur Zalman of Liadi would read out the weekly Torah portion in the Sabbath synagogue. Piety Power: The World of Jewish Fundamentalism. But the holocaust was not some G-d given punishment. . The Face of God After Auschwitz, pages 35 and.) God does exist, but God is not omnipotent. 6 Nonetheless, he proposes that the actions of the Nazis can be seen as having been motivated by a hatred of God and a desire to exalt human power, with the Holocaust serving as a means by which to erase witness to God and His. In particular, the central text of Judaism, the Torah, contains two passages called the "Tochachah" (Warnings) in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, that have been seen as fulfilled by future events of Jewish history.
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