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Best Joke of the Year

by Rabbi Aron Moss

Question:
I am trying to convince my brother and his family to come to shul for the celebrations on Simchas Torah. I told him it is the best party in town and so much fun. But he insists they are "once a year Jews" and only go to shul for Yom Kippur. Any tips on what I can say to help change his mind?
 
Answer:
Tell your brother this joke:
 
There was once an Englishman, a Japanese, an American and an Israeli cruising together on a luxury ocean liner. In the middle of the voyage the captain announced that the ship was sinking and they were all doomed.
 
As they had each paid a fortune to be on the cruise, the passengers were offered to choose any dish they wanted from the ship's kitchen as a last meal.
 
They first asked the Englishman what he wanted to eat. He thought for a moment, and then said, "I would like fish and chips please."
 
They went to the Japanese and asked him what he wanted for his final meal. "Sushi please," was his immediate reply.
 
When they asked the American what he would like, he said, "A burger with onion rings."
 
Then they asked the Israeli.

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