Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Funniest Rabbis: A New Series: Cleveland's Dr. Kiva Shtull


Last week, five Cleveland Rabbis walked into a museum to compete for the title of Cleveland's Funniest Rabbi. The event took place at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. This was the second year that the contest was held. We're reviewing the performances and will share the best ones with you in a new standup comedy series that we're running this week on Jewish Humor Central.

Let's start with the winning performance at this year's contest, by Rabbi and Mohel Dr. Kiva Shtull. Dr. Shtull is the spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Shalom in Bainbridge Township.

Strutting across the stage looking like Groucho Marx with his mustache and cigar, Dr. Shtull unleashes a series of jokes about religious differences among clergy, including one about Father Flanagan who asked him if he remembers the pain of his circumcision. Rabbi Shtull's deadpan reply? "I don't remember any pain, but I couldn't walk for a year!"

Enjoy!

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