Every religion has its own way of explaining human suffering and the concept of evil. Many Jews believe evil originates from the first sin of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
What is moral evil?
The hurt that is caused by human choices
The hurt that follows when the forces that shape the world come into play
Actions that God tells people to do
What is natural evil?
What is meant by free will?
God has given all human beings the right to make their own choices
God forces people to do what He wants
People simply following what their genetic nature makes them do
Why might suffering make people question the existence of God?
God enjoys seeing people hurt
God can do whatever he wants
God should be able to end all suffering as he is all-loving and powerful, but he doesn't
How does the Adam and Eve story show evil coming into the world?
They kill their son, Abel
They try to escape from the Garden of Eden
They use their free will to disobey God and destroy a perfect world
What do Jews believe about Satan?
Satan is an evil god who forces people to do wrong things
Satan is an evil tendency in every person tempting them to do wrong
Satan is a way of describing free will
Why is suffering associated with evil?
It is not the perfect thing that God wants
It makes people content with their life
It challenges people to do good
What does the word Holocaust refer to?
The suffering of the Jews when they wandered in the desert after leaving Egypt
The suffering in the afterlife which awaits people who are evil
The mass murder of 6 million Jews in World War Two
How do Jews believe they should respond to suffering?
They believe that God must want their suffering
Ignore it and hope it goes away
Turn to God in prayer for comfort and support
What is the name of the commemoration when Jews remember those who lost their lives during the Holocaust?
Holocaust Memorial Day