I’m still chuckling after this conversation with my younger son last night:
He was reading the English translation of the first Chanukah prayer when he came across a word that truly stumped him . . . and showed what a different era we’re living in.
My #2 son: “Kindle? What does ‘kindle’ mean?”
The prayer commands us to kindle the Chanukah lights. And you know what my boy was thinking . . . how long have e-readers been around?!?
Me (laughing): “No, it’s not that kind of kindle!”
The prayer will never be the same for me now.