Two sons were left a large piece of property by their father. For months they fought over how the land should be divided. Finally, they brought their problem to their rabbi and asked him to solve it.
“Come back tomorrow," said the rabbi, " and we'll talk."
The next day the sons returned and the rabbi gave them his solution.
“Toss a coin," he said to one of the brothers.
“You call it, heads or tails, " he said to the other. “The one who wins the toss, divides the land.”
“That's no solution, “said one of the brothers. “We're right back where we started from.”
“Not so," said the rabbi. “The one who wins the toss divides the land; but the other gets first choice.”