Two Brothers

One brother is single and one is married with children.

Each brother wants the other to have more, so they each take sheaves of wheat across the hill at night secretly to give to the other. They cannot figure out why the amounts are the same each morning.

One night they meet at the top of the hill, recognize what has happened, and they embrace upon that spot.

God looks down, sees what has occurred in peace, and in that place the Great Temple is built.

Posted on Storytell by Cherie Schwartz, who writes that “the tale is Jewish and very ancient. It has been told for millenia. There are several children’s book versions.”

Later, Rinah Sheleff posted this link with extensive background to the story.

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