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Friday, 28 January, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Two beggars in Rome are sitting side by side on a street. One has a cross in front of him, the other one the Star of David.
Many people go by and look at both beggars, but only put money into the hat of the beggar sitting behind the cross.
A priest comes by, stops and watches throngs of people giving money to the beggar behind the cross, but none gives to the beggar behind the Star of David. Finally, the priest goes over to the beggar behind the Star of David and says, "My poor fellow, don't you understand? This is a Catholic country; this city is the seat of Catholicism. People aren't going to give money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you're sitting beside a beggar who has a cross. In fact, they would probably give to him just out of spite."
The beggar behind the Star of David listens to the priest, turns to the other beggar with the cross and says,
"Moishe, look who's trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing."

Comments on: Beggars

Barbara Franks wrote...

Hysterical...I LOVED that one...LOL...I look forward to your joke of the week Rabbi Mendy and will definitely send this one to our Auntie Ann "across the pond." She'll be 91 yrs. old PG in April...Good Shabbos.
Derek and Barbara Franks