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 The Rabbi and the Gentile Woman

A Rabbi gathered together his students and asked them:  “How do we know the exact moment when night ends and day begins?”

“It’s when, standing some way away, you can tell a sheep from a dog,” said one boy. 

The Rabbi was not content with the answer. 

Another student said:  “No, it’s when, standing some way away, you can tell an olive tree from a fig tree.”

“No, that’s not a good definition either.”

“Well, what’s the right answer?” asked the boys.

And the Rabbi said:  “When a stranger approaches, and we think he is our brother, that is the moment when night ends and day begins.”