Don’t Be Selfish

Joseph Heftman


A Short Story

Once upon a time, a very long time ago, there lived a poor Jewish family in a small Lithuanian village. The oldest son, Borukh, had to go to the forest every day to gather dry twigs for heating. This was a very hard job: every day he had to carry home a sack full of twigs that he would then sell in the city.

One time, when Borukh…

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