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Outside

Written by: Rinat Primo / Illustrated by: Eitay Reichert / Publisher: Yediot

Distribution: March 2020

 

 

 

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Itamar is tidying up his room, and throwing out the toys he no longer needs straight to the corridor, and from the corridor to the stairs in his building, and from the stairwell to the street. How does his father teach him that the corridor, stairwell, and even street are "his"?

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Dear Parents,

Itamar is tidying up his room, and throwing out the toys he no longer needs straight to the corridor, and from the corridor to the stairs in his building, and from the stairwell to the street. How does his father teach him that the corridor, stairwell, and even street are "his"?

 

"One may not clear rocks from their domain to the public domain…"

 (Talmud Bavli, Tractate of Baba Kamma, 50b)

 

The Talmud tells us that a person may not clear rocks from their backyard to the public domain. Shared spaces, or Reshut Harabim, belong to all of us. Rinat Primo gradually takes the readers from the protagonist's home, to their building, and the street, reminding us with a smile that it is our responsibility to keep our surroundings clean and tidy.

 

Enjoy reading this book and doing the activities together!

  

Out is an adaptation of the following short story that appears in the Talmud:

One should not clear stones from their domain to the public domain. Once, a man  was clearing stones from his domain to the public domain when a pious man found him doing so and said to him: 'Fool! Why do you clear stones from a domain which is not yours to a domain which is yours?' The man laughed at him. Some days later he had to sell his field, and when he was walking in that public domain he stumbled over those stones. He then said: 'How well did that pious man say to me, "Why do you clear stones from a domain which is not yours to a domain which is yours?"'

(Talmud Bavli, Tractate of Baba Kamma, 50b)

פעילות בחיק המשפחה

  • You may want to lead through this book, and look at the illustrations together. You could ask your child to tell you the story in their own words based on the sequence of illustrations.
  • Perhaps you could ask your child for their opinion as to why Itamar's father tells him that the corridor, stairwell, and street belong to him too.
  • Perhaps you would enjoy taking a walk in the neighborhood, and discovering the buildings, roads, and landscape near your home. Does anything in the shared spaces need improving or cleaning? Perhaps you could initiate a local activity, such as tidying up and decorating the stairwell in your building, or setting up a community garden.
  • Your child can join Itamar by tidying up their room, and sorting through their toys. Perhaps you will find long-forgotten "treasures"! You may want to decide what to keep and what to throw out, or donate to others, together. You can also try to fix broken toys, or think of ways to recycle some items, and use them in a new way.
  • Do you also have some broken crayons you were thinking of throwing out? They can be recycled! Sort them into similar shades, peel off their paper labels, and place them into a paper or silicone baking tray. Bake at a low heat until the crayons melt, cool the mixture, take out of the baking tray, and enjoy your new, multi-colored crayons!

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