painting of two men and two women visiting on the Sabbath
Rabbi Jacob said “Better one hour of repentance and good works in this world than all the life of the world-to-come; and better one hour of serenity in the world-to-come than all the life of this world.”
From “Chapters of the Fathers” in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed. (New York: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), 24.