Monday, October 6, 2008

Questions About the Book NIGHT.

What is Zionism?
Zionism is a movement to get the Jews back to their homeland in Palestine.

What is an anti-semite?
An anti-semite is a person who hates Jewish people.

Why were foreign Jews deported first?
Foreign Jews were deported first because they were trying to give the other Jews a false sense of hope.

What were the duties of the Gestapo?
The Gestapo investigated treason, sabotage, and cases of criminal attacks on the Nazi Party.

What is Rosh Hashanah?
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. It is one of the holiest days of the year for the Jewish.

Why did Eliezer pray, and why did he cry when he prayed?
We really dont know why Eliezer prayed, but from context clues you can assume he prayed because he thought it would help the situation. He cried because the situation was terrible and he was scared. Eliezer is very confused, and does things just because he thinks it will help. He really doesnt know what he is doing.

What does Hasadic mean?
Hasadic was a movement theat emphasized mysticism in the 18th century.

What is the central tenet of Maimonides philosophy?
It is impossible for answers which humans came by from their own intellect to contradict God.

Thanks to Wikipedia for these answers.
Blog posted by; Tyler Abma, Ryan Morris, Jared Andrews, and Josh Harlow.


Jack Marie said...
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Lindee Jackson said...

I agree with many of your answers, but the crying while he is praying. You put that you didn't know why he prayed. He was actually was pretty religious and about the crying thing in my opinion it was because there was something inside him that new what was going to happen, but didn't know what. He might not of just cried because he was scared. In the beginning of the book he didn't know what was going on so really I don't think that, that is the case. Other than that i agree with your other answers

Andrea said...

First of all I would say to not use Wikipedia because people can add false information. But I agree with your post. You answered all of the questions good and added examples to make it strong. I disagree on the question, Why did Eliezer pray and why did he cry when he prayed. He had all these different emotions and finally they just came out in the form on tears. He prayed because he was strong in his religion. But overall it was strong and you had details to explain why better. :)

Shelby Engel said...

I agree with your answers also. I have to agree with Lindee when she talked about Elie crying. He was a very religious person. There was a few questions were you didnt explain much but other than that I agree with your answers.

Kyle said...

I agree with almost all of your answers. And the other two commenters as well. He may have just cried because hes just very religious and he gets into what he does.

Jack Marie said...

I agree you you guys and the other comments. I think that there was something else the he felt while he was praying. Like something was about to happen. Just like Lindee had said. But other than that good job!

Jackie said...

I like what your group wrote in your answers but maybe you could explain them a little bit more than what you did. But your answers were really good.

EndZoneFreenzy_CardinalFootball said...

If he didn't know why he prayed, then it's doubtful that he was a very religous person.

Jack Marie said...

I have to say that is true. But I think it was also because he knew something was about to happen anyways.

Danielle said...

My question would be - if he didn't know why he was praying, what was the purpose of the action? Do people who have no faith, actually practice faith? And with emotion?

donnie p. said...
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donnie p. said...

oops my bad!