An old Rabbi was talking with her assembly. She asked her people, "How do you know when the night is ended and the day has begun?" After a while someone ventured, "Is it that moment when the individual trees begin to step out of the forest?" The old Rabbi shook her head, "No, it is not that moment." Another spoke up, "Is it that moment when you can tell a cloud from the morning mist?" "No," said the Rabbi, "it is not that moment." They all fell deeply silent and finally someone said, "Please tell us, Rabbi, how we can tell the moment when the night has ended and the day has begun?" And the Rabbi said, "It is the moment when you look into the face of a stranger and recognize your own."
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