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175,000 Rubber Bands

175,000 Rubber Bands

Maybe it's not so trivial after all...

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Published: November 25, 2006


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Visitor Comments: 6

(6) Margarita, January 1, 2007 5:21 AM

every day and together

every day and together, I think taht both parts are equally important. I think you did miss that point a bit. I think that if we as Jews do something for each other each day we cannot find better formular for us and Israel

(5) FernandoOcumarez, November 29, 2006 10:55 PM

OUTSTANDING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My Father died when I was 21 years old. Even though he was a great Dad; I think we never did a project together. This story comes with 3 important lessons:-
One is Father/Son time.
Team effort
positive goals.
This Family took advantage of what seemed to be a meaningless game into a Quality Time Family Event.


Thanks for this lesson Rabbi.

(4) Nesanel, November 29, 2006 10:48 PM

I appreciate the encouraging words.

My father, Sheyichy"a said over at his siyum hashas that we learn this concept from a story in the gemorrah. Various amoraim had a great merit and they were asked why. Their answer was, "Forever I did this and this. And the things that they did were things we might perceive as not the most serious of issues, however the key was the pesistency. Thus we learn that this is a very special thing that will earn a person great merits from on high.

(3) apryl, November 28, 2006 6:22 AM

held together

How many hours did father spend with sons on this project? For that I give him admission to a bigger book of records!

(2) AdamNeira, November 26, 2006 9:34 PM

Excellent advice !

Excellent advice !

I wonder how high the rubber band ball would bounce if dropped from a high building ?

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