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Last night as Mr. G was negotiating his way out of going to sleep, we had a conversation. He was eating his bowl of cornflakes and he suddenly said, “There’s going to be a fire!”. He was concerned. I said, “Where is the fire going to be?” He said, “In Hashem’s house.” I guess they’ve been learning about Tisha B’Av in gan. Really?? It’s a bit scary, I’d say, but I went with it. “So tell me about the fires.” He goes on and tells me about the bad people coming who burn up Hashem’s house and it’s very sad. How does one respond to this? I say, well if we’re nice to each other and we’re a good friend and a good brother, then Hashem’s house will be rebuilt. He says, “I have a better idea, I’ll build it myself.” So he jumped off his chair, so proud of his idea, and brought his blocks over and began building. Did I mention what an expert he is at not going to sleep? He knew that I wasn’t going to make him stop building the Beit HaMikdash. So he stayed up for another half hour building it and then went to sleep happy. ┬áIf only we could take the responsibility he took upon himself to have the Beit HaMikdash rebuilt. Be nice to each other. If only life were this simple. To Mr. G, it is. And I hope it stays that way for a long, long time.

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