Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jacob's stones

Talmudic tradition teaches us that a bunch of stones were quarreling on top of which of them Yakov Avinu was going to sleep. In the end, they joined into one stone. This teaches us about unity and bittul: that in order for a group of people (two or more) to become one, they need to nullify themselves to a common goal and purpose.

What most people do not realize is that this is how the game of Go was invented: Yakov took a bunch of separate stones and connected them into a living group.


1 comment:

e said...

you have become quite the go fan.