Rabbi Yaakov Meltzer, an assistant learning rebbi at Camp Mogen Av in the Catskills, runs a specialized program for boys who do better in a 1:1 or small group learning program. His staff serve as the rabbeim and learning mentors for these boys, and the program has been a big success since its inception 3 years ago.
Recently, during his spare time, Rabbi Meltzer came across a startling discovery. Underneath an abandoned bunkhouse where scores of old seforim and even tefillin and mezuzos. He decided that he would take it upon himself to ensure that all of these shaimos items would be properly buried. When he completed unearthing the shaimos, there were over a hundred bags of items. How to bury them properly became his next chore. One possible site was rejected because of the possible environmental ramifications of burying plastic bags. Finally, a site in a distant area of the campus was selected.
All along, Rabbi Meltzer had been primarily working alone. However, the task of digging sufficient holes in which to bury so many items ls was quite physically overwhelming.