A KING SOLOMON FOLKTALE

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There is Jewish folktale about King Solomon who commissioned a jeweler to make him a very special ring. The king ordered that the ring should carry an inscription which would be sure to convert his sadness and depression to happiness whenever he read the words.

After much time, thought and deliberation, the royal jeweler presented his finished product to the king. Upon reading the inscription, King Solomon was so impressed that he directed his treasurer to pay the jeweler an amount of gold that made the jeweler the richest man in his village.

The inscription read: “And This Too Shall Pass.”

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