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Arie's Story

The lazy bird

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There was once on top of a big mountain a bird that was thirsty. She prayed to G-d for help and G-d sent a wind that brought the bird near a river. But the bird was lazy and it wasn’t even for her, so she prayed again. G-d felt sorry for her and sent again a wind that pushed down the head of the bird until its beak was in the water. But this was not enough for her and she prayed again because she was thirsty. G-d answered: “I brought you until the water. Now, you have to open your mouth and drink. No one can do it for you”.

There are many things that others can do for us. But we can’t rely on them for everything or expect it from them. We need to do something ourselves.

For instance, the holiday of Chanukah starts this Sunday 2/12/18 after sunset. Chabad may distribute candles to light the Chanukiyah. But to actually do it and light our homes and our heart, this is something that each one of us must do himself or herself.

But there can be some more help for the celebration of the holiday! We invite you all to join the Chanukah party on Tuesday 4th of December at 19:30 to light the candles all together and eat the delicacies of Chanukah.

Shabbat Shalom και Chanuka Sameach,

Arie from the Yeshiva

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