You Can’t Start Too Young

Me to Ellat (aged 7) planning to lead up to “the Beit Yosef’s Question” to see how she handles it: Tell me why there are eight days of Chanukkah.

Ellat totally short-circuiting me: Because when the Jews restored the temple, it took them eight days.

Me trying to get back to what I hoped was going to be the topic: But what about the miracle of the flask of oil?

Ellat considers it for 1/10 of a second and delivers the coup de grace: It would appear that that’s a legend.