b'JEWISH CALENDAR COMPANIONThe Judgement of Solomon by Peter Paul Rubens.Kohelet bears down on the true significance of all our secular achievements. We prize our work, take pride in our labours and are crushed if we are not materially successful. For many our work represents who we are, our achievements give purpose to our lives. But Kohelet says this is all vanity and utterly meaningless.1:3What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh underthe sun?1:4One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. 1:5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. 1:6 The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits. 1:7All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto theplace from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. 1:8All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is notsatisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 25'