Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Funniest Rabbis in Cleveland: Chabad's Rabbi Shmuel Friedman


We don't know what it is about Cleveland that produces funny rabbis, but rabbis of all denominations and genders are having a good time there delivering more than weekly sermons. Today we continue our series with a funny standup comedy routine by Rabbi Shmuel "Shmuli" Friedman of Chabad of Cleveland in Beachwood.

Rabbi Friedman starts out by reading his welcome in the style of a nervous Bar Mitzvah boy. After saying he can't tell any irreverent jokes, he launches a few of them.

Then he explains how rabbis and congregants don't find the same things funny. Rabbi Friedman ends his set by telling about the rabbi who was so poor that the only thing he had to tell time was a bell in his living room. How could he tell time with just a bell? Well.........

Enjoy!

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