Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Joke of the week - a Jewish one

 A good joke, to lighten Advent's penitential air,  it comes courtesy of Thomas Peters of American Papist fame.

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….and by the way, I converted to Christianity.”
“Oy vey,” said the father. “What have I done?” He took his problem to his best friend, Ike.
“Ike,” he said, “I sent my son to Israel , and he came home a Christian.  What can I do?”
“Funny you should ask,” said Ike. “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 went to temple and all prayed, telling the Lord about their sons.
As they finished their prayer, a Voice came from the Heavens:
“Funny you should ask,” said the Voice…
“I, too, sent my Son to Israel....