Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Same Jew

  In the 1920's a Jew travels from his small Polish shetl to Warsaw. When he returns he tells his friend of the wonders he has seen:
  "I met a Jew who had grown up in a yeshiva and knew large sections of the Talmud by heart. I met a Jew who was an atheist.  I met a Jew who owned a large clothing store with many employees, and I met a Jew who was an ardent Communist."
  "So what's so strange?" the friend asks. "Warsaw is a big city. There must be a million Jews there."
  "You don't understand," the man replied. "It was the same Jew."