How did some religious Jews see their troubles? How did Elie feel about God? (chapter 3)
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Religious Jews held onto their faith. In the evenings the prisoners sing Hasidic melodies and discuss religion and God. Akiba Drumer in particular has a beautiful voice and is very devout. At this point Eliezer stops praying. Although he still believes in God, he now doubts his absolute justice.
Akiba Drumer said: "God is testing us. He wants to see whether we are capable of overcoming our base instincts, of killing the Satan within ourselves. We have no right to despair. And if He punishes us mercilessly, it is a sign that He loves us that much more… "
Hersh Genud, well versed in Kabbalah, spoke of the end of the world and the coming of the Messiah.