Saturday, April 01, 2006

Holy bricks

Sari was describing the matza factory that visited her school last week with Mordechai interjecting with details he remembered from when he had the same experience last year. She described how they made the wheat into flour and she had the job of pouring in the flour and somebody else poured in the water. They made the dough and everybody got to punch it down and roll it out with a rolling pin. Then they "did another rolling pin with holes". She stopped there so I asked what happened next. She shrugged and said the man took it. Knowing that he must have put the matza into a brick oven to bake, Mordechai prompted her with, "Did the man put it into the kosel* oven?"

*
Kosel or kotel, depending on your pronunciation, literally means wall. As a proper noun, it refers to the Western Wall near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

I love how he thinks!
I thought I would see you tonight at the auction, how come you didn't go?

Ayelet said...

Oh! I didn't even think you'd be there. Maybe I would've come...:) But, really, my movie date canceled kinda last minute by which time I wasn't in the mood to go out for anything that would require a shaitel and shoes.

Rebecca said...

good thing you didnt go, or you'd be really mad at me-- 4 prizes! I was shocked!!!!

Ayelet said...

That is downright obscene!

Rebecca said...

I couldn't believe it! We only went to grab a bite and to put our tickets in (get this, we live across the street and I still had to drive cuz of Aaron!) and we told a friend, call us if you win. Before we went to bed we thought we won one prize. Then in the morning I told Aaron he has voicemails on his cell and we heard we won two more. Then when Aaron called the chofetz chaim office later they said that there was a 4th prize but the guy reading the winners mumbled through our name because he didn't want anyone to get mad that we won again! I feel like I want to go to a lot of chinese auctions, I don't know why we keep winning this year, I have never ever won before!