Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Israeli novelist, the largest representative of modern Russian literature in Hebrew.
Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing. If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after. If we breathe the scent of goodly grass, the fragrance of spices, the aroma of good fruits, we pronounce a blessing over the pleasure. The same applies to pleasures of the sight. And the same applies to pleasures of the ear.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [07/13/2011 12:07:34]
For myself, I am very small indeed in my own eyes.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [07/13/2011 12:07:07]
The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [07/13/2011 12:07:26]
If I am proud of anything, it is that I have been granted the privilege of living in the land which God promised our forefathers to give us, as it is written.More Shmuel Yosef Agnon quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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