Life in the shadows / Shabbat Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot
The days of a person’s life are like a passing shadow, in contrast with God’s eternality.
The sages attributed three books to King Solomon, the wisest of all men − the Song of Songs, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes − and attributed one to his father, King David: the Book of Psalms. Through these books, the sages sought to trace the biographies of the two great men. Indeed, certain verses in Solomon’s books were thought to describe central events in his life: He is described as an old, wise...
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