Thursday, May 29, 2008
Summer Beach Reading
I just returned from Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. We had a great time on the beach and at our winemaker's dinner at the Port Land Grille.
Instead of the light, typical summer reading, I brought Gods, Men and Wine by William Younger. I am sure I am going to write more about this book but for now:
'Rabbi Ishmael son of Rabbi Jose visited the home of Rabbi Simeon... They offer him a goblet, which he accepted at the first invitation and drank at one draught. Said they to him:"Do you agree that he who drinks his goblet in one draught is greedy?" Said he to them: "This was not said when your goblet is small, your wine sweet, and my stomach broad."' (Talmud-B, Pesahim, 456.) Such common sense deserved another goblet.
So far, it is a dense but great book. More latter.