We didn't answer all the questions asked because we were stuck on discussing just a few questions throughout the time we had together.
Zionism is the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland.
The Rosh Hashanah was the Jewish New Year.
We felt we had so much to say about the question they asked Elie about his praying. When they asked Elie why he cried when he prayed he answered, “I cry because… something inside of me felt the need to cry.” When they asked him why he prayed he answered, “Why did I pray? Why did I live why did I breathe? I don’t know.” How does anybody know why he or she prays or why they cry? It’s a feeling inside because he’s close to God in his life right now and he needs him to help. Moishe told him that a person comes closer to God through the questions he asks him. Why do you pray? This is a very confusing topic. For some people its hard to pray because they have so many feelings. How can anyone know why they cry when they pray. If they have many emotions inside of them it might be harder for them to pray and it might be hard to keep all those emotions inside.
Another question we had a big discusion about was When they asked why were the foreign Jews deproted first? The foreign Jews were deported first to make it seem like the Germans wanted the people who were less important. So it would seem as if they weren’t going to come back for the other people. “Days went by then weeks and months life was normal again a calm reassuring wind blew through their house.” When it says that, it means that they thought that nothing else was going to happen that the Germans weren’t going to come back for anyone else.
Although we didn't answer all the questions asked we were stuck discussing these two questions in our group.
Nikki Whiteford, Scott Bellows, Mike Moser, Shelby Engel, Erin Marker
(Group in far, back corner.)