Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chabad Telethon Competition: My Zaide Was So Religious That....


In 2007 and 2008, the annual Chabad telethon ran a contest called My Zaide Was So Religious, pitting comedian/host Elon Gold against writer Erik Shapiro to see who could out-frum the other.

The level of stringencies increased with each round, until one of the contestants was declared the winner.

Some of the funniest ones:

My Zaide was so religious that he had two bathrooms -- one for milk and one for meat.

My Zaide was so religious that on Shabbos he wouldn't even let his voice carry.

My Zaide was so religious that he wouldn't eat meat from a cow because it once had milk in it.

My Zaide was so religious that on Shabbos he wouldn't carry a grudge.

My Zaide was so religious that he would make a brocha (blessing) before he swallowed his pride.

My Zaide was so religious that he stood shiva.

Enjoy both rounds!

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Round One:

Round Two: