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…”

Comments

  1. Ehav Ever says:

    Funny. I have wondered what the 3rd Beith HaMikdash will be like in terms of the small logistics like AC. I once asked my rabbi in NY how did the Kohanim deal with walking barefoot when it was cold or snowing. He said that it is written somewhere that many of the Kohanim were sometimes sick because of eating a lot of and because of the cold. I will have to go back and look that up again.

  2. eliesheva says:

    Ha, interesting… I’ll let my brothers and father know…