Skip to content


Thursday, 16 October 2008

A woman walks into a rabbi’s study.

“Is this this gift shop?”

No, says the Rabbi.

“I’m looking for the gift shop. I need a mezzuzah….”

The rabbi rises to help show the woman to the shop.

“…for my non-Jewish friend.”

The rabbi sits down.

“You see, my friend has this dog.”

[Now that would just beat all — a mezzuzah for the dog-house of the non-Jewish friend. But not so fast…]

“And this dog is very ill-behaved. I heard a story on the radio about making a loud noise to help with behaviour modification for the dog and of course I immediatly thought of a mezzuzah.”

The rabbi blinks a few times.

A mezzuzah??

“Oh I mean that thing that you swing around…”

Ah, a grogger. You mean a grogger. It’s a little off-season so I don’t know if our gift shop has any in stock…

“Off-season?!? But it’s coming right up!”

No. It’s about 6 months away.

“Six months away? That’s not right,” says the woman, “it’s in 3 months. In December.”

That would be Chanukah.

“Oh,” she chuckles, “you must think I am a very bad Jew.”

A sachen vei! (A great deal of woe!)

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Thursday, 16 October 2008 8:28 pm


  2. Thursday, 16 October 2008 8:31 pm


  3. Friday, 17 October 2008 7:22 am

    Heh. Shabbat Shalom!!!!

  4. Annette permalink
    Friday, 17 October 2008 6:14 pm

    LOL – with tears of both recognition . . . and sympathy

  5. Sunday, 19 October 2008 10:12 pm

    LOL. I bet she wondered what the ‘tent’ outside was, too.

  6. Friday, 24 October 2008 7:06 am

    That’s hysterical.

What's On Your Mind??

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: