The first essay is a poem entitled 'First, They Came for The Jews', written by a German Pastor named Martin Niemoller. It talks about what happened in 1939-1945, during World War II, where many people died, due to the nazi government in Germany. The second essay is an extract of a book written by Harold Kushner, a prominent American Rabbi. In this text, Kushner explains that making mistakes does not mean that we will lose God's love. People are not perfect, it is human to make mistakes and we learn from the mistakes we make. In these two essays, the writers want to convey the same message, that is, 'we should care about others', but they do it differently.
[...] Thus, the two writers have the main idea which is we should do what you think it is right but Kushner stresses that this is not always possible, even if one tries hard to reach this aim. Humans are not perfect therefore their acts are not always perfect too. Also, there is another difference between these two texts: in “First They Came for the the message conveys by Niemoller is that we should take care of others, especially the most vulnerable ones, such as innocent and good people. [...]
[...] Also, we should protect and take care of ourselves by being aware that it is in the human nature not to be always right and thus, we do not have to blame ourselves for the errors we can make. Like Kushner, I do not believe that story of Adam and Eve is the story of two people who could have lived happily ever after had they done everything right but instead were punished forever for making one mistake.” I do not think that, if there is a God, it will stop to love us after making only one mistake. [...]
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