Angel Mechoel

On their way to get married, a young Jewish couple was involved in a fatal car accident. The couple found themselves sitting outside of Gan Eden, waiting for the angel Mechoel to process them into Heaven.
While waiting, they began to wonder – could they possibly get married in Heaven? When Mechoel arrived, they asked him if they could get married in Gan Eden. Mechoel said, “I don’t know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go find out.” He then left.
The couple sat and waited for an answer….for a couple of months.
While they waited, they discussed the pros and cons. If they were allowed to get married in Gan Eden, should they get married? What about the eternal aspect of it all? ‘What if it doesn’t work? Are we stuck in Heaven together forever?’ Another month passed. Mechoel finally returned looking somewhat bedraggled. ‘Yes,’ he informed the couple, ‘you can get married in Gan Eden.’
‘Great!’ said the couple. ‘But we were just wondering; what if things don’t work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?’
Mechoel, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard on the ground.
‘What’s wrong?’ asked the frightened couple.
‘OH COME ON’, Mechoel shouted. ‘It took me 3 months to find a Rabbi up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it’ll take to find a lawyer?!’

[email protected]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email