Friday, July 14, 2006

We've Got the Green Light!

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(cross-posted on Our Kids Speak)

Scenario: dinner table.

Conversation: talk of Shabbos and shuls.

Specific conversation: 6 1/2 year old N. asks, "Abba [Dad], can we go to the BAYT (one of the two shuls we belong to; a 30 minute walk from our house; acronym stands for Beth Avraham Yoseph Congregation of Toronto) next Shabbos?"

Abba: "Im yirtzeh Hashem."

N.: "What?"

Abba repeats: "Im yirtzeh Hashem."

N.: "What does THAT mean?"

Abba: "If Hashem wants us to, [we'll go there]."

30 second pause...

N.: "He does."


cruisin-mom said...

I like that, a boy who knows exactly what G-d is thinking! Take that kid to the races and let him pick!

kasamba said...

I love how kids know what Hashem wants!

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

your child alluded to what a big rabbi once said (i think rabbi ruderman) - The rabbi asked a student if he was going to learn a lot in the upcoming term/zman and the boy said im yirtzeh hashem and the rabbi said, G-d is willing, you have to be willing too...

torontopearl said...

CM: Hmm...wonder if your idea would work.

Kasamba: Wouldn't it be nice if we were let in on the secret a little more often?

Rabbi Neil: Thank you for that story.