Orange Juice, Water and Blood

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Orange Juice, Water and Blood

The weekly discussion group focused on the exodus. The Rabbi explained to the small crowd how the plague of blood impacted the Egyptians. What, with the Nile itself, the source of Egypt’s sustenance and her national pride turning into blood – the devastation must have been tremendous.

As the Rabbi droned on – an incredulous voice rang out from the back of the room. “The river turned into blood?! Rabbi – do YOU believe that?”

The Rabbi looked the college student in the eye and asked the challenger: “If there were two glasses here on the table – one filled with water and one with orange juice – and a miracle worker were to turn both of them into blood – which of the two would you consider a greater miracle?”

The young man answered: “The orange juice turning into blood would be a bigger…

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