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perhaps it was due to their eating bread from the heaven for 40 years (Manna), whose blessing was (according to some) hamotzi lechem min hashamayim, so when they switched to wheat bread, they said simply hamotzi lechem min aretz.


The Leshem writes that any object, including inanimate objects, which were part of bringing about a kiddush Hashem or a revelation of Hashem's presence in the world, will exist in the eternal Olam Haba. According to the Rambam, Olam Haba contains nothing physical. See Hilchos Teshuva 8:2: העולם הבא--אין בו גוף וגווייה, אלא נפשות הצדיקים בלבד, בלא גוף ...

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