Friday, January 23, 2015

A lovely story

A Hasidic rabbi, talking about daybreak, the time for certain holy prayers, asked his pupils how they could tell when night had ended and day had begun.

"Is it when you can see an animal in the distance and know whether it's a sheep or a dog?"

"No," answered the rabbi.

"Is it," asked another pupil, "when you can clearly see the lines in the palm of your hand?"

"No," answered the rabbi.

"Is it when you can look at a tree not too far away and tell whether it's a pear tree or a fig tree?"

"No," answered the rabbi.

"Then what is it?" asked his pupils.

"It is when you can look on the face of any man or any woman and see that they are your sister or brother. Until then it is still night."


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