“A rabbi in the Talmud made it a principle..to accept nothing, not even a glass of water, from anyone. Now it happened, however, that the greatest rabbi of his time wanted to make his acquaintance and therefore invited him to a meal.” – To refuse the invitation of such a man, that was impossible. The first rabbi therefore set out sadly on his journey. But because his principle was so strong, a mountain raised itself up between the two rabbis.
(Schocken Classics Series) Franz Kafka-Diaries http://ift.tt/1GZZdIa

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