painting of two men and two women visiting on the Sabbath

Shabbat shalom

painting of two men and two women visiting on the Sabbath
Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai said to his disciples: “Consider well the good that one should always seek.” Rabbi Eliezer said: ‘A kindly eye.’ Rabbi Joshua said: ‘A good friend.’ Rabbi Yosei said: ‘A good neighbor.’ Rabbi Shimon said: ‘Foresight.’ Rabbi Elazar said: ‘A good heart.’ Then he said to them: “I prefer the words of Rabbi Elazar ben Arach to yours, because his words include yours as well.”
From “Chapters of the Fathers” in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 19.

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