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Israel - Two Sides and Everything In Between©

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Israel - Two Sides and Everything In Between© By Rabbi David Baum, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh Shabbat Dvarim 5779/2018



Today, I would like to tell you the story of two brothers.
Once there were two brothers who inherited a farm and worked together for years in brotherly love.  After a time, one of them found a wife, so the brothers divided up the farm. The married one built a new house and lived with his wife, while the single brother lived by himself in the old house. The brother's farms flourished and became wealthy.
The one who had a wife eventually had a large family, ten children, but the other brother was still looking for a wife; he was alone.
One day, the unmarried brother thought to himself: "I've got this whole farm and all this money, but I only have myself to take care of. My brother has the same amount as me, but he has twelve mouths to feed." So in the middle of the night, he took some bundles of wheat, climbed up the hill that separated the two farms…