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Repentance

Friday, 5 September, 2008 - 6:21 pm

Morris goes to the rabbi and says, "I committed a sin and I want to know what I can do to repent."
 
"What was the sin?" "It happened just once," Morris assures him. "I didn't wash my hands and recite the blessing before eating bread."
 
"Nu, if it really only happened once," the rabbi said, "that's not so terrible. But tell me, why did you neglect to wash your hands and recite the blessing?"
"I felt awkward, Rabbi. You see, I was in a non-kosher restaurant.' The rabbi's eyebrows arch. "And why were you eating in a non-kosher restaurant?"
 
"I had no choice," Morris said. "All the kosher restaurants were closed." "And why were all the kosher restaurants closed?" the rabbi asked.
 
"It was Yom Kippur.
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