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Then Hillel comes out of the shower and walks leisurely to the same Jew ... Yossi, a chicken from th

In the past, I mentored students at a teaching institute, and watched them as they gave experience lessons.

One day I was watching a class of a guy who was unusually talented, a guy who knew how to captivate an entire class with his stories and lessons. In the same lesson he told the story of old Hillel, about that lowly man who tried to get him out of his way and upset him and he couldn't.


The story from the guy sounds like this, more or less: "Hillel was unusually patient, but he thought he could upset him ... Yossi, stop talking ... and the same person shouts who is Hillel here, who is Hillel here ... Yossi, I Warns you one last time, sit quietly! ... Then Hillel comes out of the shower and walks leisurely to the same Jew ... Yossi, a chicken from the class now! ".


Thus it is impossible to educate tenderness and patience, the child understands well where exactly the educator standing in front of him is, what is really important to him and how he leads his life. The child sees what is precious in the eyes of his parents and teachers and he absorbs it into himself, more than any lesson or study, convincing and fascinating as it may be.




From "Tzur Hatzvam"

Rabbi Eli Horowitz

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