Abraham’s Tent

A rabbi asked a man how he could tell when the night was over and a new day had begun. The man replied, “When you look into the east and can distinguish a sheep from a goat, then you know the night is over and the day has begun.” The man then asked the rabbi how he could tell that the night was over and the day had begun. The rabbi thought and said, “When you look into the east and see the face of a woman and can see the face of a man and say, ‘he is my brother,’ then you know that the light of a new day has come.”

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 47:4
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