So it seems that these four rabbis had a series of theological arguments, and three were always in accord against the fourth. One day, the odd rabbi out, after the usual “3 to 1, majority rules” statement that signified that he had lost again, decided to appeal to a higher authority.
One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he began crying, God appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?” The woodcutter told Him that he had dropped his axe into the water.
A teacher asked her class to write notes to God. Here are some of the notes the children handed in: Dear God: I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday. That was cool!
MONA LISA’S JEWISH MOTHER: “After all that money your father and I spent on braces, that’s the biggest smile you can give us?” COLUMBUS’ JEWISH MOTHER: “I don’t care what you’ve discovered. Not a card, not a letter!”
Dear Family, This year is ending tonight – at least on the Jewish calendar. 5772 is starting tonight. We all need a new, fresh, clean year – filled with lots of hope, anticipation and joy. I wish you good health, good friends, prosperity and peace. And may you and everyone you love be written into […]
Sister Mary Ann, who worked for a home health agency, was out making her rounds visiting homebound patients when she ran out of gas. As luck would have it, a Texaco Gasoline station was just a block away. She walked to the station to borrow a gas can and buy some gas. The attendant told […]
Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) may have been one of America ‘s most famous Italian Catholics, but he kept the Jewish people and the State of Israel close to his heart, manifesting life-long commitments to fighting anti-Semitism and to activism on behalf of Israel .
There is a nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his heart is going to stop because he cannot possibly imagine how this has happened. It’s never happened before, and he knows that when […]
A bus on a busy street struck a Catholic man. He was lying near death on the sidewalk as a crowd gathered. “A priest. Somebody get me a priest!” the man gasped. Long seconds dragged on but no one stepped out of the crowd.
After a major storm, a flood had overtaken the town. As the flood waters were rising, a man was on the stoop of his house and another man in a row boat came by. The man in the row boat told the man on the stoop to get in and he’d save him. The […]
A businessman was in a great deal of trouble. Sales were way down, he had put everything he had into the business, and most of all – he owed everybody and his debts were enormous. As a last resort he went the rabbi and poured his heart out. When he had finished, the rabbi said, […]