Limited Expansion

Everyone in his community adored the rabbi; they were all enchanted with everything he said. Except for Isaac that is, who never missed an opportunity to contradict the rabbi’s interpretations, or to point out errors in the rabbi’s teaching. The others in the community were disgusted by Isaac’s behavior.

One day Isaac died. During the funeral the community noticed that the rabbi looked very sad. After the funeral someone asked the rabbi why he was so sad, as Isaac found fault with everything the rabbi did…

Choosing Transformation

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot…

Solutions

One day, as usually was the case, a young waif, a little girl, stood at the street corner begging for food, money or whatever she could get. Now this girl was wearing very tattered clothes; she was dirty and quite disheveled…