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Story No. 720


Prayer

Book Name:

The Golden Mountain

Tradition: Jewish, Eastern European Hassidic Jews

Once Rabbi Israel passed through a house of prayer. An old Jew sat there huddled over a book, reading in a hasty mumble, reading faster and faster, hour after hour.

Rabbi Israel said, "He is so absorbed in his learning that he has forgotten there is a God over the world."

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