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A story about a tree Inspired by “The giving tree”, Sheldon Silverstein

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  • A story about a treeInspired by The giving tree, Sheldon Silverstein

  • Once there was a tree.It reached age 70 and its branches grew very high.But the tree wanted to reach heaven

  • One day it was cut down together with many other trees, but only those that were allowed to be cut according to the European standards for forestry protection

  • It was cut into boards that were dried in the pleasant breezes on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.It waited in the harbor for a long time

  • And finally it traveled across the Sea

  • Until it reached the Port of Haifa, in the Land of Israel

  • Loaded on a long truck it arrived at Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee,entering the wood storehouse of Lavi Furniture Industries

  • After a time, it was closed up for one week in a sealed room where it went through a controlled process of slow drying, until the moisture of the wood was about 8%.The process also killed insects and fungi, without use of chemicals.

  • It was then cut into small pieces, keeping it from changing its form for many years.

  • From now on it slowly began a new life:

    At first it was glued into stable boards

  • It was then processed by a computerized machine that gave it the final formaccording to the design that was programmed by professionals in the technical department of the factory

  • And was stained in a large industrial spraying machine

  • Finally it was assembled, received a cushion and upholstery, and turned into a chair for people to sit on while praying.

  • From Lavi it was sent to a synagogue in Israel, or in The U.S.A, Canada, Australia, England, France, Sweden, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Germany, Brazil, Chile, or to somewhere else in the world

  • People were sitting on the chairs while praying,and sometimes, at times of Mercy, their prayers reached as far as heaven

  • And the tree was happy