I found this marvelous mention of Moishe the Beadle in The Economist’s obituary of Elie Wiesel. Given how much religious and ideology-driven effort has been exerted over centuries to stop people questioning too much, Moishe seemed to turn faith on its head by suggesting that the more you questioned, the closer you got to God. Ah, there is hope for doubters and questioners then.

‘Questions, he said, possessed power. The more a man asked, the closer he got to God.’

Source: obituary of Elie Wiesel, The Economist, 9 July 2016


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