Wednesday, May 10, 2006

When Moshiach Comes

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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Wherever I am, Jameel's blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael


FrumGirl said...

Brilliant! No need to blog on your own blog when you can hijak jameels! (
Uh oh is it ok to say hijak?)

Your daughter sounds really cute! Nice to see you're still writing!

Erica said...

That was amaaaazing .. wow! A few weeks ago I actually asked a friend of mine if when Moshiach comes will we have comedy and laughter, 'cause I love to laugh and it's one of those things I don't want to leave behind.
She confidently responded: "it's gonna be amazing. smiles and happiness. we're not shakers, we're jews."
Cool, eh?

"Wherever I am, my blog turns towards your blog, 'cause it rocks!"

the sabra said...

good to see that moshiach is sucha relevant and um whats the word pertinent? concept in her life.

Jerusalemcop said...

you do know, you can save yourselves having to travel once he gets here if you are already here.

There's plenty of room in our "little" country (that keeps getting smaller)

Start preparing.....


Pragmatician said...

Love kid's ideas of Moshiach, it also let's you peek into their likes and dislikes (for e.g. and ice cream will always be parve)

Pragmatician said...

ps-great idea to blog here

MUST Gum Addict said...

yes JC, the kids did make mention of the fact that if we were in Israel, we'd be first in line for the grand tour. They also argued which of their great grandfathers, who would be alive again, would hold their hands.

Thanks Prag -- it was Jameel's idea. He called it hachnosat orchiim :)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Must Gum: Come back whenever you wish :)

We'll leave the light on for ya!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Must Gum: The Mrs. just called me to say that my daughter asked today: When Mashiach comes, will Gush Katif be rebuilt?

Amen. v'Amen. (may we merit both in our lifetime)

Anonymous said...

not only will Gush Katif be rebuilt, but the illegally occupied East Bank will return to Israel.

BBJ said...

Kids have the best ideas--although as an adult, I once spent the better part of an hour at work discussing with a coworker whether there would be paperwork after Moshiach arrives. (The filing was starting to get to our brains.)

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