Heard around the family dinner table this weekend:
Kid: ... so Moshe married a really beautiful woman.
DB: Wait. Is that what the posuk (verse) says?
Kid: I dunno
DB: Let's check (Gets book. Flips pages.) Okay, it doesn't say "beautiful woman." It says he married a Cushite.
Kid: Right, Cushite means black. People from Cush are black. It means Moshe married someone who was so beautiful it was like she was black.
DB: So why didn't the Torah just say she was beautiful? Wouldn't that have been simpler? If she was pretty why doesn't it just say that she was beautiful? When I want to tell Ima that she's pretty, do I say that she's pretty, or do I say that she's black?
Kid: Hmmmm. Maybe Moshe's wife was from Cush?
DB: No, it says elswehere that Moshe married a woman from Midian.
Kid: I know! Maybe Moshe married a SECOND wife, and she was from Cush, and black...
Kid: ...and the sin that Miriam did was that she was being racist?
DB: (bursting with pride) Could be. Could be.