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Shabbat shalom

Image - a family celebrates shabbat

There are four types of character among human beings: some say: ‘What is mine is mine and what is yours is yours’ – they are the average type, though some consider them callous, like the citizens of Sodom. Some say: ‘What is mine is yours and what is yours is mine’ – they are stupid. Some say: ‘What is mine is yours and what is yours is yours’ – they are saints. Some say: ‘What is yours is mine and what is mine is mine’ – they are wicked.

From “Chapters of the Fathers” in Gates of Prayer, Chaim Stern, ed., Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975, 25.

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