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An achingly exquisite cover of the classic:

Rabbi Simon ben Judah said
in the name of Shimon ben Yohai:

Beauty, strength, riches,
honor, wisdom, old age,
gray hair, and children befit the righteous
and are becoming to the world.
These will come in their time.
So, too, their opposites.

Do not anticipate the one nor cling to the other,
but allow each to rise and fall of its own accord.
In this way the righteous become wise,
the wise become simple,
the simple become ordinary,
and the ordinary become fulfilled.


From Wisdom of the Jewish Sages:
a modern reading of the Pirke Avot
by Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro



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