Monday, September 30, 2013
It's Monday again, and time to celebrate because Monday at Jewish Humor Central means it's time for another joke to start the week.
Ever since we started this weekly tradition more than a year ago, we've been using jokes from the Old Jews Telling Jokes collection and jokes that we videotaped at our performances at Kutsher's Resort in the Catskills and at residential communities in New Jersey. But we discovered that not all of the old Jewish jokes are told by Jews, especially the "minister, priest, and rabbi" genre of jokes.
In reviewing lots of these "minister, priest, and rabbi" jokes, we found that in almost every case, the rabbi comes off as the wisest of the group, regardless of who is telling the joke.
Here's a classic joke of the genre, as told by the Reverend Chad O'Shea of the Unity Church in North Carolina. The setup: A minister, a priest, and a rabbi went for a hike one day. It was a very hot day, They were sweating and exhausted, and they came upon a small lake. And then...
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