There's a famous story, mentioned here and in many other places – the legend of Reb Yitzhak's diamond. What's the source of this story?

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    This story is so famous that I’ve never heard of it before. Are we sure that this is on-topic here and that it’s not “Jews not Judaism”?
    – DonielF
    Jul 20 '18 at 0:43
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    – mbloch
    Jul 20 '18 at 3:01
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    I agree with @DonielF. As currently worded, the question does not appear to relate to Judaism. If the question is edited to show how the story relates to Judaism then it would be on topic.
    – Alex
    Jul 20 '18 at 3:26

The source is Shalshelet Hakabala p. 111 (published 1587), who quotes it from an old manuscript.

Unlike the story you linked, he says that the priest wanted to buy it from him to use for the eye of an idol (I assume that's what עין פלו[ני] means), not for a cross. This version also doesn't have the heavenly voice compare his wisdom to King Solomon.


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