DEAR READERS: You're not the only ones who ask me questions. Here are some queries from students in the sixth grade of our religious school. Tell your kids to write to me and I'll answer them, too, one of these days. — Rabbi Gellman
Question: What's your idea of a perfect person? — Lauren Fogel
Answer: The prophet Micah asked God the same question and God told him that all you need to do to be perfect is: 1) Do the right thing; 2) Be nice to everyone; 3) Don't brag about what you've done. That sounds right to me, too.
Q: What is your idea of heaven? — Lauren Fogel (again)
A: I think the World to Come (heaven) is a place where after your body dies your soul goes to Soul School to learn about what made you afraid when you were alive, why you messed up when you messed up, and what were the best things you ever did for someone else. After Soul School, I think you meet all the souls of your family who died before you did. You get to fill them in and to learn who gave you the color of your eyes.