Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.
Once in Persia reigned a kingWho upon his signet ringGraved a maxim true and wise,Which he held before the eyesGave him counsel at a glanceFit for every change and chance.Solemn words, and these are they:Even this shall pass away.
In my office in Jerusalem, there's an ancient seal.
It's a signet ring of a Jewish official from the time of the Bible. The seal was found right next to the Western Wall, and it dates back 2,700 years, to the time of King Hezekiah. Now, there's a name of the Jewish official inscribed on the ring in Hebrew. His name was Netanyahu.
Last Update: January, 2020