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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Rabbi And Dietary Laws

A rabbi was walking home from the synagogue and saw one of his good friends, a pious and learned man who could usually beat the rabbi in religious arguments.

The rabbi started walking faster so that he could catch up to his friend, when to his absolute horror, he saw his friend stepped into a non-kosher Chinese restaurant. 

Standing at the door, the rabbi observed his friend talking to a waiter and gesturing at a menu. 

A short time later, the waiter reappeared carrying a platter full of pork spare ribs, shrimps in lobster sauce, crab rangoon and other non-kosher delicacies. 

As his friend picked up the chopsticks and began to eat this food, the Rabbi could take it no longer and burst into the restaurant.

With a loud voice, he reproached his friend, "Morris, what is this you are doing? I saw you come into this restaurant, order this filth and now you are eating it in violation of everything we have been taught about the dietary laws and with an apparent enjoyment that does not befit your pious reputation!"

Morris replied, "Rabbi, did you see me enter this restaurant?"

The Rabbi nodded yes.

"Did you see me order this meal?"

Again he nodded yes.
"Did you see the waiter bring me this food?"

Again he nodded yes.

"And did you see me eat it?"

The Rabbi nods yes.

"Then, Rabbi, I don't see the problem here. The entire meal was done under Rabbinical supervision."

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