Being that my blog is currently "on vacation", Jameel was kind enough to offer his blog for posting.
At dinnertime tonite, the family was sitting around the table, talking about the day's events. Then my oldest daughter sprung an interesting question on the family: "Hey, do you think that when Moshiach comes, we'll have to brush our teeth and go to the dentist?" She backed her question up with the fact that she learned that "all who are bent will be made straight". The question made sense coming from her, since she very recently had braces put on her teeth.
That question led to a rather interesting discussion about how things will be when Moshiach will come -- in the eyes of my children. Rather than offer my own opinions, I turned the questions all on them, and listened to what the three of them had to say. The general consensus was that we'd all travel to Eretz Yisrael on either an eagle or a jet. One decided that "most likely, we'll just float on a big cloud".
But the best line was from my son, who explained that Moshe, Ahron, and Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov would lead us on a tour throughout Israel. I asked my son what kind of tour it would be, and if we'd all be together and he responded "oh yes -- and all of the rabbeim will be in the back". When I asked why he knew that he explained "all Rebbeim are humble and are nice, so they'd let everyone go first"...
There's nothing like having dinner during the week with the kids, that's for sure :)
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