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Tree Of Life

A friend of mine had a "sheila" - a halachic query - but he didn't know which Rabbi to ask. After inquiring, he was referred to a certain Rabbi. Entering the Rabbi's house, he found the Rabbi at the table cutting out pictures of trees and pasting them on a paper. He therefore decided not to ask his question from this Rabbi, who had nothing better to do than to cut out pictures of trees and make a scrapbook. Later, to his surprise, he found out that this Rabbi was writing a "sefer," a halachic treatise, on a topic concerning trees and therefore needed these pictures to illustrate the sefer. So the Rabbi was not doing arts and crafts, but preparing his sefer.

(S.W,. Jerusalem)

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