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Mr. Goldstein was awarded the job to paint the local Catholic church and convent. After several days on the job, the Mother Superior called him into her office.

"Mr. Goldstein," she said. "I would like you to change three things about the way you perform your job. Number one, please remove your painter's cap when you enter the sanctuary. Number two, please refrain from washing your paintbrushes in the holy water. And number three - STOP CALLING ME MOTHER SHAPIRO!!!"



A Jewish businessman in Chicago sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. When the son returned, he said, "Papa, I had a great time in Israel. By the way, I converted to Christianity."

"Oy vey," said the father. "What have I done?" He took his problem to his best friend, Irving.

" Irving," he said, "I sent my son to Israel, and he came home a Christian. What can I do?"

"Funny you should ask," said Irving. "I too, sent my son to Israel , and he also came home a Christian. Perhaps we should go see the rabbi." So they did, and they explained their problem to the rabbi.

"Funny you should ask," said the rabbi. "I, too, sent my son to Israel, and he also came home a Christian. What is happening to our young people?" And so they all prayed, telling the Lord about their sons.

As they finished their prayer, a voice came from Heaven: "Funny you should ask," said the Voice. "I, too, sent my Son to Israel . . . ."

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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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