The figure of Jesus always touched me, and still does. Love your enemy. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth. These views were not foreign to the Jewish education I’d had, but I felt they were a radical refinement of certain principles.
From Leonard Cohen: Remembering the Life and Legacy of the Poet of Brokenness by Mikal Gilmore (Rolling Stone: 30 November 2016) Note: The quote itself is dated 2001. The entire article – an excellent read – is available at the link.