Thursday, April 10, 2008

this just in from David in Austin

A Jewish father was concerned about his son who was sorely lacking in his knowledge of the Jewish faith. To remedy this, he sent his son to Israel. A year later the young man returned home. "Father, thank you for sending me to the land of our Fathers," the son said. "It was wonderful and enlightening; however, I must confess that while in Israel I converted to Christianity."

"Oi vey," replied the father, "what have I done?" In the tradition of the patriarchs, he went to the Rabbi.

"It is amazing that you should come to me," said the Rabbi. "I, too, sent my son to Israel and he returned a Christian."

"What is happening to our sons?" they cried.

"Brother, we must take this to the Lord," said the Rabbi. They fell to their knees and began to wail and pour out their hearts to the Almighty.

As they prayed, the clouds above opened and a mighty voice said, "Amazing that you should come to Me. I, too, sent My Son to Israel..."

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