Monday, April 16, 2012

Jokes

In shul, I gave a speech, and included a joke I've heard people tell about Chabadniks:
Why didn't the Yidden want to go into the Yam Suf, when the Egyptians were chasing after them?
Because they didn't want to get their matzah wet!

I explained to my audience, though, that this joke is told about us, not among us, since we value Nachshon Ben Aminadav's kabbalas Ol and courage... and we would surely have not cared about our food, left it behind, and jumped into the raging waters.

My father-in-law afterward tweaked my joke, and remarked that obviously, Hashem is a Lubavitcher, since He split the sea before the matzah the Jews were carrying would get wet!