From a conversation with my kindergarten class a few weeks ago.
Me: Adonai spoke to Avraham. When I read that I get a little confused – what does it mean that Adonai spoke to Avraham? What did that sound like, and how did Avraham know?
-I imagine that they just know. Because, like – the wind – it sounds like the wind? Or they are imagining it, and they just know somehow.
– It’s like… they just know it in their brain. They’re not sure.
-They might be asleep and dreaming about it.
Me: What do you think it might sound like in their brains?
-They can just see it and hear it and feel it, in their dream.
-Just like talk.
-Because it was a long time ago, so maybe they knew that God was there. It didn’t matter where they were – they just heard it.
Me: Do you think Adonai used words?
-I think God just used air words.
What are air words?
-The wind is telling you.
But Avraham could understand them?