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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “An inheritance.”

When a person acquires wealth through laborious and extensive efforts, he may feel as if he has received compensation for an investment that he made. But when a person receives an inheritance, something
that he did not strive to achieve, something that was given freely, he can experience only pure joy and gratitude. 

Our ancestors bequeathed to us an awareness, a realization that they themselves attained, by devoting their entire lifetimes to study, meditation, and contemplation.

It is an inheritance for which we should be more grateful and joyful than for anything material.

Our ancestors passed on to us the secret that in essence God is present right here.

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz