The Rabbi & the Tax Official
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Date: Mon, 25 Jan 99 12:05:03 -0800
Subject: The Rabbi & the Tax Official
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A Tax Official has come to a rural synagogue for an inspection. The Rabbi
is accompanying him.
"So rabbi, tell me, please, after you have distributed all your
unleavened bread, what do you do with the crumbs?"
"Why, we gather them carefully and send them to the city and then they
make bread of them again and send it to us."
"Ah. So what about candles after they are burnt? What do you do with
"We send them to the city as well, and they make new candles from them
and send them to us."
"And what about circumcision? What do you do with those leftover pieces?"
The rabbi, wearily, "We send them to the city as well."
"To the city!? And what do they send to you?"
"Today they have sent you to us."
© 1999 Peter Langston