This is the season of giving and generosity. Read this inspiring Jewish story and have your heart warmed:
Two brothers lived and farmed the same piece of ground. One was married and had a large family while the other was single and lived alone. When harvest arrived, the ground had produced an abundance of crops. The unmarried brother, observing his good fortune thought to himself that God had blessed him more than he needed. He thought of his brother and the large family he had to feed and decided he should share. He arose in the middle of the night and secretly took from his own pile of harvest and placed it on top of his brother's pile.
Meanwhile, the brother with the large family, upon thinking of his abundance considers his single brother living without children to care for him in his old age. He decided to take from his own pile and give his brother to help him store up for his retirement. He transferred grain from his pile to his brothers.
In the morning, each brother was perplexed by the fact that though they had transferred some of their goods, their pile remained the same. So they both continued the ritual night after night puzzled by the lack of change. Eventually, they ran into each other one night. Realizing what was happening; they fell into each other’s arms ecstatic over the love that God had given both of them for each other. ...