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I am a Muslim, And I would like to know what the Jewish perspective is about attaining the wisdom of Solomon (may peace and blessings be upon him) and the love for G_d of David (may peace and blessings be upon him).

Solomon was known to be a very wise king and judge. Also, according to our belief, David (may peace and blessings be upon him) used to fast on alternate days throughout the year, and had divine love.

Can a human being of the 21st century be blessed with such a wisdom as that of Solomon (may peace and blessings be upon him) and the divine love of David (may peace and blessings be upon him)?

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This seems like it's three questions: 1. In the Jewish tradition, did David fast on alternating days throughout the year? 2. Can someone today have the wisdom or dominion of Solomon? 3. Can someone today be loved by G-d as much as David? Or 2 and three can be combined. –  Charles Koppelman Oct 4 '12 at 17:07
    
In answer to 1, it's actually forbidden to fast on a number of days - including the eight day holiday of Sukkot and the seven day holiday of Passover, so I'd assume we don't have that specific tradition, but we do have a tradition of David making true repentance for his affair with Bat'sheva. –  Charles Koppelman Oct 4 '12 at 17:09
    
As @CharlesKoppelman notes, this looks like three separate questions that seem to have little to do with one another. I'm closing this until it can be cleaned up. –  msh210 Apr 3 '13 at 15:13
    
@msh210, as has been noted, it's not clear what this is asking, and I think #2 can be extracted from it and allowed to stand alone in the "dupe" question. –  Seth J Apr 3 '13 at 17:15
    
@SethJ, you mean #1? The dupe question hasn't been closed. I'm not understanding you, I think. –  msh210 Apr 3 '13 at 17:18
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