Random Quote #52 topic: hebraic, Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

This duty, as Rashi tells us, is based upon Deut. x. 12,
altering the word what into a hundred, by the addition of a

This is what the so-called Pagan Goethe, intent on self-culture
as the first if not the final duty of man, makes Serlo in his
"Meister" lay down as a rule which one should observe daily.
"One," he says, "ought every day to hear a little song, read a
good poem, see a fine picture, and, if possible, speak a few
reasonable words." The contrast between this advice and that of
the Talmud here and elsewhere is suggestive of reflections.

He who possesses one manah may buy, in addition to his bread, a litra of
vegetables; the owner of ten manahs may add to his bread a litra of
fish; he that has fifty manahs may add a litra of meat; while the
possessor of a hundred may have pottage every day.

THE TALMUD, _Chullin_, fol. 84, col. 1.


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