Night Had Fallen (4)

June 16, 2006

"Please understand my deep and total commitment to Israel: if you could remember what I remember, you would understand. Israel is the only nation in the world whose existence is threatened. Should Israel lose but one war, it would mean her end and ours as well. But I have faith. Faith in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and even in His creation. Without it no action would be possible. And action is the only remedy to indifference, the most insidious danger of all." – The Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech Delivered by Elie Wiesel in Oslo on December 10, 1986, emphasis mine

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One Response to “Night Had Fallen (4)”


  1. […] My posts (#1, #2 , #3, #4) on Night were varied – a few from the book itself, one from the preface, and one from Wiesel’s Nobel prize acceptance speech. The common thread in all of them was the numerous mentions of faith, and each quote demonstrated different aspects of Wiesel’s faith, particularly loss and renewal. And the post that ties them all together is this: […]


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