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The World as We Are – Parashat Vayera  November 9, 2017
by Rabbi Annie Tucker 

My colleague, Rabbi Michael Gold, tells the story of two monks who were arguing about a flag blowing in the breeze.  One monk said, “It is the flag that causes the waving.”  The other monk said, “No, it is the wind that causes the waving.”  “If there was wind with no flag there would be nothing to move,” insisted the first monk.  “But if there was flag with no wind, the cloth would remain still,” retorted the second.  Back and forth they went, arguing and challenging one another, until they finally brought the matter before the great Zen master Hui Neng. Continue reading →

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