Wise Fridays: A Song of Sorrow

“Three ways are open to a man who is in sorrow. He who stands on a normal rung weeps, he who stands higher is silent, but he who stands on the topmost rung converts his sorrow into song. ”

Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotzk

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