This too shall pass

alu*pyaz

Solomon a powerful and wealthy king chooses to test his most loyal and trusted minister, Benaiah Ben Yehoyada, by asking of him an impossible task to find for him a ring, (knowing well that the ring does not exist) which has magic powers. “If a happy man looks at it, he becomes sad, and if a sad man looks at it, he becomes happy,” he tells him. After months of searching, Benaiah finds a jeweler, who, when asked of such a ring, produces a plain gold ring from his pocket to which he adds an engravement. Benaiah returns to give the king the ring he has requested. When the king looks at the engraving, he reads four words: “gam zeh ya’avor”, which translates to, “This too shall pass. At that moment, Solomon realizes that his wisdom, tremendous wealth, and power are fleeting things, for one day he will be…

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