“No questions are out of bounds,” I explained to the awkward-looking young man who approached me. “Nothing in the entire spectrum of human experience falls outside the purview of ancient Jewish wisdom or beyond the Torah upon which it is based. Go ahead and tell me what is worrying you,” I assured him.
He shifted uncomfortably from one foot to the other and with his face betraying inner embarrassment, he finally blurted out his question. “Why did God create men to both urinate and reproduce through the same bodily orifice whereas with women it’s different?” I had to stop myself from smiling. Having finally got this conundrum off his chest, he looked like he couldn’t decide whether to feel relief or a desire to flee.
“That is a wonderful question and a very important one,” I told him. At this point, all panic vanished from his face. I then told him the answer and added that I would be writing about it in a future Thought Tool for everyone else who had thought of the question but lacked his courage to ask it. Trent, this one is for you!