*   *   *


*   *   *   *   *

A Catholic priest and a rabbi were chatting one day when the conversation turned to a discussion of job descriptions and promotion.

"What do you have to look forward to in way of a promotion in your job?" asked the rabbi.

"Well, I'm next in line for the monsignor's job," replied the priest.

"Yes, and then what?" asked the rabbi.

"Well, next I can become archbishop," said the priest.

"Yes, and then?" asked the rabbi.

"lf I work real hard and do a good job as archbishop, it's possible for me to become a full bishop."

"And then what?"

The priest, begining to get a bit exasperated replied, "With some luck and real hard work, maybe I can become a cardinal."

"And then?"

The priest is really starting to get mad and replies, "With lots and lots of luck and some real difficult work and if I'm in the right places at the right times and play my political games just right, maybe - just maybe - I can get elected pope.

"Yes, and then what?" asked the rabbi.

"Good grief!" shouted the priest. "Do you think I can become God?!!"

"Well," said the rabbi, "one of our boys made it."



A Frenchmen, an Italian and a Jew were condemned to be executed. Their captors told them that they had a right to a final meal before the execution.

They asked the Frenchman what he wanted.

"Give me some good French wine and some French bread," he requested.

So they gave it to him, he ate it, and was executed.

Next it was the Italian's turn.

"Give me a big plate of pasta!" he said expectantly.

So they gave it to him, he ate it, and was executed.

Then it was the Jew's turn.

"And what would you like for your last meal?" they inquired.

"I'd like a big bowl of strawberries," replied the Jew.

"Strawberries!!! They aren't even in season!" they exclaimed.

The Jew shrugged his shoulders with palms upraised, "So I'll wait."

*   *   *   *   *

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)


Return to Home Page