hebrew script torahLeon Blum, the former Socialist Premier of France, once met David Ben Gurion. He introduced himself this way, "I had better tell you right away, Mr. Ben Gurion, that I am a humanist first, a socialist second, and only then a Jew. Whenever I write my name, that is what I believe."

Ben Gurion replied with a smile, "Never mind, we Jews read from right to left anyway!"