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When Moses reached the top of Mt. Sinai, he complained to God, "Lord! These people are a stiff-necked bunch! They're giving me a headache!"

The Lord sighed and looked at Moses  sympathetically. "Moses, believe Me, I understand! Don't worry. I've got just cure. Here. Take these two tablets."



"Now remember, Moses," God said, “Never cook a young goat in its mother’s milk."

“Oh! What you’re saying is, we should never eat milk and meat together!”

“No, Moses. What I am saying is, never cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

"Please forgive me, Lord. What you mean is, we should wait six hours after eating meat before we eat dairy so the two do not mix in our stomachs.”

“No, Moses. What I’m saying is, you should never cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”

“Lord, please overlook my stupidity. What you are saying is that we should have separate sets of dishes for milk and meat, and if we use one for the other by mistake we should bury the dish outside.”

Throwing up His hands in frustration, the Lord said, “OK, Moses. Verdreide dir dein kop!"

* Yiddish. Go spin your own head around! Make yourself crazy!

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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.

(Proverbs 17:22)


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