Saturday, October 8, 2016

Comparing Job with Menachem's Parents

The story I read today is the article titled "Holocaust Survivors: The Search for Faith” An interview asked by Bob Abernathy and questioned Menachem Daum. Comparing this story with Book of Job, I found that their parents and him kind of we similar. Menachem’s father and Job both had faith in God during the difficult situations. They both stood in the belief that what God does there's always a reason and even if they don't completely understand it, it is for the good. In Book of Jobs this quote told me what he thought, “Naked I came from my mother's womb,
and naked shall I return; the LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed
 be the name of the LORD.” In this story the quote that proves this is when the father said this, “That we humans, with our limited minds, cannot expect to understand God’s ways. We must live with faith despite our unanswered questions.”
Job and Menachem’s mother both have the similar questions about God.
Job and the mother both grieved why God created such life and doesn't do a thing to change it. Job says this on Chapter 3, ““Why is light [or life] given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul,
who long for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
who rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they find the grave? Why is light given
to a man whose way is hid, whom God has hedged?” In this story the mother grieves,  “if God did so many miracles during biblical times, then why hadn’t she seen any such miracles during the Holocaust?”
They both had some sort of similarity with Job. However, some differences is shown.
Job and Menachem’s father is shown still faithful to God until the end. On contrast, Job complains to God at the 3rd chapter of why he has still lived after all this suffering. Job and Menachem’s mother differs by their starting point, Job is extremely faithful to God even through the difficulty until the very end of part 1. But, the mother seems mad and doubtful of God from the starting of the holocaust.
Both stories had some similarities and differences, showing how they felt about God during their time of suffering

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