The Giving Tree

The giving tree [Book]

Just wanted to share an interesting post on MetroImma.com about the book The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.

http://www.metroimma.com/forum/topics/i-hate-the-giving-tree

The author of the article is very concerned about Silverstein’s understanding about giving. Personally, I agree.
Right now we are in the period of Sefira, between Passover and Shavuot. In the first week , we learned about the sefira of “chessed,” giving and lovingkindness. Through the idea of interinclusion, that each sefira contains aspects of the others, we learn that giving must include “gevurah,” which is strength and restraint. We need to know–both as mothers and as human beings–that strength and restraint are required even when we are giving.
Do you agree with Silverstein or the MetroImma post? Please share your comments below.
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