The Heart of the Wood Author:Victor Sharoff Isaac lives in a medieval walled city. In the forest beyond its gates, he develops his gift for wood carving. He carves a cat and offers it to his rabbi as a gift. The Jewis faith prohibits the worshiping of idols, and while interpretations of what is to be considered an idol sometimes vary. In Isaac's case, his rabbi forbids him to carve an... more »ymore forms of living creatures.
Duke Francisco, ruler of the city, asks Isaac to carve him a bowl. Isaac's happy acceptance of this task is marred when he finds that he must carge deer around the bowl's rim. He cannot go back on his word to the duke - nor can he ignore his promise to his rabbi.
In a wonderful and mysterious way, Isaac finds the solution to his problem - in the heart of the wood.« less