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Friday, 1 January, 2010 - 2:57 pm

So the Jamaicans did it with "Cool Runnings"... not to be outdone, the Israelis had the best downhill slalom skier in the world.

They went up to the Winter Olympics with high hopes of the Gold Medal. Through the practices they watched the Austrians, the Swiss, the Germans, the Italians and the Swedish ski down the hill and through the gates.

But the Israeli KNEW that he had it in the bag. He had easily beaten every one of those other guys times!

Come the day of the competition, the Israeli is drawn to ski last. They watched the Austrian - 35.7 seconds. Then the Italian, 35.2... and so on, until it came to the Israeli entry.

The coach waited anxiously at the bottom.... 6 and a half MINUTES later, the Israeli crossed the line!

The coach was furious. "What happened to you?!" he screeched.

"It wasn't my fault!" yelled back the skier. "Someone nailed a mezzuzah to every gate!"

Comments on: Skiing

Barbara Franks wrote...

Dear Rabbi Mendy,

I LOVE your Jewish humor section! Thank you so much for making me laugh each week. Thought you might want to know that I periodically print out the jokes and send them to our 90 year old Auntie Ann in Bourthmouth, England. She absolutely LOVES them, tells all her friends and changes them slightly for her non-Jewish friends.
Thanks again--look forward to this column.
Barbara ;-)