Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Excuses

There is a joke I heard recently.
There are three excuses for a bochur.
  1. I watched it on a plane.
  2. That's how it grew in.
  3. She's my cousin.
An actual Ra'ya (that's 'proof' in Hebrew, but it's hard to transliterate) to this is from last week's parsha.
When Ya'akov came to the well, he saw Rochel, and it says he kissed her.
Rashi explains it was because "they were cousins".
(But that didn't stop them from getting married, did it???)