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A Bittersweet Blessing

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/a_bittersweet_blessing_20020412

The great Israeli author, Shai Agnon, related a fable about a little boy and his old father, who together tended a goat. Each day the goat wandered off and returned at evening, its udders filled with the sweetest of milk. The boy wished to know where the goat went, and on what grass it grazed to give such extraordinarily sweet milk. So he tied a string to the goat's tail and followed.

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