Friday, September 19, 2008

Auschwitz Rabbis Put God on Trial

The Jewish Chronicle [UK]
19 September 2008

Wiesel: Yes, we really did put God on trial

Jenni Frazer

The story that rabbis in Auschwitz once decided to put God on trial - and found him guilty - has frequently been assumed to be apocryphal.

But on Monday night, the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel startled his audience at a Holocaust Educational Trust appeal dinner in London when he declared: "I was there when God was put on trial." [...]