Overheard in the (Jerusalem) office.

At the start of the new year, perhaps it is important to take Redemption very seriously, especially on lunch breaks in the office:

Me: “I haven’t been to the Old City in so long. Man, I haven’t been to the Kotel in over a year. I wonder if it looks different.”

Coworker: “Oh yeah, there’s been lots of construction. I guess you didn’t hear, they are building a third Temple.”

Me: “Great, I hope they add air conditioning this time around. Will it be done soon, you think?”

Coworker: “It’s taking forever to build it. It’s actually been going on for over 2,000 years. They say it may take longer than the Jerusalem Light Rail…”