The Sixties Radical-Azriel

One man carries rocks for a livelihood. Give him emeralds, and all he sees is more rocks.

Another carries diamonds with devotion and care. Give him the emeralds, and he exclaims, “What beauty is here!”

Only one who values his own heritage is able to appreciate the beauty that others hold.

from a letter to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks in his youth.

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/9128/jewish/Diamonds-and-Emeralds.htm#utm_medium=email&utm_source=5_daily_dose_en&utm_campaign=en&utm_content=content

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