HUMOR KOSHER FOR PASSOVER
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A group of leading medical researchers warn that partaking of too much charoses*
at the seder** can lead to charoses of the liver.
* A mixture of apples, nuts,
honey, wine, lemon juice and cinnamon.
** The Passover feast.
Der Finfter un Sekster Kashes
(The Fifth and Sixth Questions)
Q: Why, on all other nights we do not read from the Haggadah, but on this night of Passover we read from the Hagaddah?
A: On this night of Passover we read from the Hagaddah so we can seder right words.
Q: What do you call someone who derives pleasure from the bread of affliction?
A: A matzochist.
The Jewish Knight
A Jewish doctor makes a great medical discovery for which the Queen of England has decided to grant him knighthood. At the ceremony, as she touches his shoulders with the sword, he is to recite an ancient Celtic blessing.
However, for all his medical genius, the doctor cannot seem to memorize the words. On the day of his investiture, the nervous doctor waits his turn as several others are knighted before him. As he listens to one after another correctly recite the blessing, he grows more and more nervous.
Finally, when he kneels before the Queen and she taps his shoulders with the sword, he completely forgets the Celtic words, and recites the first foreign words that pop into his head: "Ma nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol halaylot."*
Puzzled, the Queen looks out to the crowd, and exclaims, "Why is this knight different from all other knights?"
* Why is this night different from all other nights?
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לֵב שָׂמֵחַ יֵיטִב גֵּהָה וְרוּחַ נְכֵאָה תְּיַבֶּשׁ־גָּרֶם׃
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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