The Allegory of the Long Spoons

  • Legends From Around The World
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

While The ''Allegory of The Long Spoons'' is a Judaic cautionary tale, it may be actually many hundreds of years older that the 19th Century AD. Attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok, Lithuania, The Allegory approaches the concept of ''Hell'' in a different light. Rabbi Haim was said to have studied many documents and books relating possibly to the mystical Jewish ''Religious Magic'' known as The Kabbalah. His studies were supposedly successful in allowing Him to ''pierce The Veil'' that separates Hell and Heaven. Guided by an Angel, The Rabbi witnessed suffering Souls in Hell who were ''given'' elongated arms. The Souls were trying to feed themselves with the only utensil they had a long wooden spoon. Physics taking hold, none of Souls could figure out ''how'' to eat. Every time they tried to lift food from the bowl to their mouths, they spilled the spoon's contents. The Rabbi ''taught'' The Souls ''how'' to feed each other (in turn) which could be down despite their impediments. This no doubt angered Lucifer to no end. The ''morale'' was that People need to cooperate with one another to achieve their goals in Life.