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New Year Humor

 Only Israelis...

  • Start honking their car horn when the light turns yellow.
  • Buy a shirt for NIS300, jeans for NIS600, but if they lose a shekel in the candy machine, the whole mall will be in an uproar.
  • Taste all the olives in the supermarket and not buy any in the end.
  • Call a friend at home and ask: "Where are you?"

  • Crumbs of comfort for Rosh Hashanah 

    On Rosh Hashanah, in the ceremony called Tashlich, Jews traditionally go to the ocean (or a stream or river), pray, and then throw bread crumbs onto the water, for the fish can symbolically eat their sins. Some people have been known to ask what kind of bread crumbs should they throw. Here is a sampling:
    For ordinary sins, use White Bread
    For exotic sins French Bread
    For particularly dark sinsPumpernickel
    For complex sinsMultigrain
    For twisted sinsPretzel
    For tasteless sinsRice Cakes
    For sins of indecisionWaffles
    For sins committed in hasteMatzo
    For sins committed in less than 18 minsShmurat Matzo
    For sins of chutzpahFresh Bread
    For excessive use of ironyRye Bread
    For telling bad jokesCorn Bread
    For hardening our heartsJelly Doughnuts
    For being money hungryEncriched Bread or Raw Bread
    For warmongeringKaiser Rolls
    For immodest dressingTarts
    For causing injury or damage to othersTortes
    For promiscuityHot Buns
    For racismCrackers
    For sophisticated racismRitz Crackers
    For davening (praying) off tuneFlat Bread
    For being holier than thouBagels
    For unfairly upbraiding anotherChallah
    For indecent photographyCheesecake
    For trashing the environmentDumplings

    The golfer who had to remain 'shtum' 

    Reb Nachman, a pious Jew and a golf addict, awoke early on a crisp, cool morning. It was a perfect day for a round of golf but, unfortunately, it was also Yom Kippur.

    After a great struggle with his conscience, he decided that he could squeeze in a few quick holes before going to services, so he walked to the course, took his clubs out of his locker, and headed for the first tee. Meanwhile, HaShem saw what was going on, called Moses over and said, "Reb Nachman should know better than to play golf on Yom Kippur. We should teach him a lesson he'll never forget". Moses replied "Yes, I think I know just how to do it, leave everything to me", and HaShem agreed.
    So, on the first hole, Reb Nachman shots a birdie, on the second hole he shots an eagle, and on the third hole he got a hole in one. HaShem called Moses and said "I thought you were going to punish Reb Nachman and here you are letting him shoot the best round of golf of his life". Then Moses said to HaShem "Yes, but to whom will he brag about it?"

    Adam's question for the Rabbi 

    One Rosh Hashanah morning, the Rabbi noticed little Adam was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the synagogue. It was covered with names, and small flags were mounted on either side of it. The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the Rabbi walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning, Adam."
    "Good morning, Rabbi," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque.
    "Rabbi Resnick, what is this?" Adam asked.
    "Well, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service." Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.
    Little Adam's voice was barely audible when he asked:"Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur?"

    Some interesting observations 

    • My cellphone fell from the third floor and broke. Turns out Flight Mode is not what I thought…
    • Grandma dear, you don't have to wet your fingertips every time you look through the photos on the cellphone…
    • I can't understand why the electric company wastes so much money on advertising. What, if I'm not happy with them, I'm gonna switch to batteries?
    • Only when you put something in the microwave to heat up, do you discover how many things you can get done in 50 seconds…
    • What is this thing about a round pizza, being served in a square carton, then cut into triangles?
    • He who walks erectly with his head raised – has no I-phone.


    A friend was in front of me coming out of the synagogue one day, and as always the Rabbi was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed.
    He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.
    The Rabbi said to him, "You need to join the Army of G-d!"
    My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of G-d, Rabbi."
    Rabbi questioned, "How come I don't see you except for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur?"
    He whispered back, "I'm in the Secret Service." 



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