Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jewish Wisdom

Sex on the Sabbath . . .

A man wonders if having sex on the Sabbath is a sin because he is not
sure if sex is work or play. So he goes to a Priest and asks for his
opinion on this question.

After consulting the Bible, the Priest says, ' My son, after an
exhaustive search, I am positive that sex is work and is therefore not
permitted on Sundays.

The man thinks: ' What does a priest know about sex?' So he goes to a
Minister, who after all is a married man and experienced in this
matter. He queries the Minister and receives the same reply. Sex is
work and therefore not for the Sabbath! Not pleased with the reply, he
seeks out the ultimate authority: a man of thousands of years
tradition and knowledge.

In other words, he goes to a Rabbi. The Rabbi ponders the question,
then states, ' My son, sex is definitely play.' The man replies,
'Rabbi, how can you be so sure when so many others tell me sex is

The Rabbi softly speaks,
'If sex were work, my wife would have the maid do it'.

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