Moishe the Beadle tells Elie "that every question possessed a power that was lost in the answer." What does Moishe the Beadle mean?
When asked why he prays, Elie responds that he doesn't know. His response is the essence of Moishe the Beadle's statement. God is mysterious, the universe is mysterious, man is mysterious--and it is through the process of seeking answers to difficult questions that one grows as an individual and builds a relationship with God. Moishe the Beadle suggests that no answer worth having is easily attained.
Why don't the people of Sighet listen to Moishe the Beadle? Why are his stories so easy to dismiss?
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