“Blessed be God’s name?


“Why, but why would I bless Him? Every fibre in me rebelled.

“Because He caused thousands of children to burn in His mass graves? Because He kept six crematoria working day and night, including Sabbath and Holy Days?

“Because, in His great might, He had created Auschwitz, Birkenau, Buna, and so many other factories of death?

“How could I say to Him, ‘Blessed be Thou, Almighty, Master of the Universe, who chose us above all nations to be tortured day and night, to watch our fathers, our mothers, our brothers, end up in the furnaces? Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine alter?”

Night by Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)




7 Comments Add yours

    1. caillenjames says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you.

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  1. Laurie says:

    To know God is to accept Satan and free will. God did not build anything, humans did. Humans who had a choice. Free will.


    1. caillenjames says:

      Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, perceptions, and interpretation. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Laurie says:

        Thank you for allowing me to post my experience.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. kirizar says:

    It is only in death that we get to know some people. I hadn’t heard of Elie Wiesel until he died. What striking words for such a haunting image. Words usually fail me in the face of atrocity. That Elie was able to find his after losing so much, speaks volumes.

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