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