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Let’s not be Chelm-ish

When I was a kid, I loved Isaac Bashevis Singer’s stories. My favorite was a tale called “The Snow in Chelm.” In the village of Chelm, it snows one night, and the snow-covered ground glitters like diamonds, silver and pearls. The town elders, meeting during the snowfall, agree that the snow is a precious treasure that must be protected from the trampling feet of the townspeople.

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  • Headline: Let’s not be Chelm-ish
  • Publication: Perspective, Pages 71 on 12/30/2012
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