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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Right On! King Solomon Was Correct!

On Shabbat Chol Hamoed Succot we read קוהלת Kohelet  Ecclesiastes.  These are the words of King Solomon after he realized that he wasted his life on הבל hevel vanities as it's generally translated or more accurately norishkeit,  wastefulness, useless activities and possessions.  I've read through it many times and even studied it.  Each time I read it I find something new.


Today a certain line jumped out at me:


Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 קֹהֶלֶת
ב לֵב חָכָם לִימִינוֹ, וְלֵב כְּסִיל לִשְׂמֹאלוֹ.
2. The heart of the wise man is at his right, whereas the heart of the fool is at his left.

So, for those who like those Right/Left ideological labels, I'm very happy to be considered on the Right!

4 comments:

Keli Ata said...

me too

Batya said...

Glad we're on the same team.

MAOZ said...

Me three.

Batya said...

There's so much wisdom in kohelet. I'm convinced that Shlomo Hamelech wrote it before Mishle and Song of Songs. He couldn't have written the others first without the teshuva expressed here.