Ethical Will

Elijah ben Solomon, Gaon of Vilna

ca. 1797

Grieve not at all on my departure for the Land of Israel (may it be built and established!). You gave me indeed a firm promise to that effect. And why should you be anxious? Many men travel years long, in search of money, leaving wives and children, themselves wanderers and strayers in want of all things. But I, thanks be to God, am on my way to…

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