Page 210 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 44

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opinion is wiser, the bookseller who will add a castle to his many
holdings, or I, who will obtain such a rare spiritual treasure?” The
love o f books created a bond o f friendship between the King and
the poet.
The select number o f bibliophiles in Israel who have been
blessed with this love have in their possession a special source o f
happiness and spiritual satisfaction. It would be well i f they would
foster bonds o f friendship and cooperation. For why should they
find joy only in private and not also when they meet together?