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October 08, 2007



Interesting! Would the unnamed thane have been familiar with the Talmud, and its poignant evocation of life's ephemerality?

"Life is a passing shadow, say the Scriptures. The shadow of a tower or a tree; the shadow which prevails for a time? No; even as the shadow of a bird in its flight, it passeth from our sight, and neither bird nor shadow remains."

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