When a person earns a fortune slowly and with great difficulty, he feels that he has been rewarded for his hard labor.
But when he inherits a fortune, he can only rejoice with a simple and clear joy and gratitude for this gift.
How infinitely more should we rejoice over our heritage that our fathers have bequeathed to us,
This spiritual inheritance is something that others toil to achieve, sometimes dedicating a lifetime of in-depth study and contemplation.
This inheritance deserves more gratitude and joy than any mere physical object.
Our forefathers’ legacy to us is the secret that in essence, God exists here.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz