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Snakes live almost everywhere: deserts, forests, oceans, streams, lakes, and on the ground, in trees, and in water. The only places without snakes are the Arctic and Antarctica, high in the mountains where the ground is frozen year-round, and some islands, including Ireland and New Zealand. In this article, we’ll learn another thing or two about snakes.
Have you ever walked into your kitchen or bathroom and spotted a snake coiled up around the table leg or in the sink? If you live in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, the answer might be yes! Mr. Meir Goldsmith, who was raised in New York and moved to Ramat Beit Shemesh thirteen years ago, found himself an unusual vocation in response to the needs of his community.
“Please, Daddy, please?” Shia said. “Pretty, pretty, pretty please?” I had no idea what Shia was groveling about since I walked into the living room about one minute too late. But whatever it was he was sorely embarrassing himself. Oh, to see a grown bar mitzvah boy beg!