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I hereby inaugurate a new series for UP@NIGHT,  “More Than Funny Great Jokes.”  I begin with one of my favorite jokes in this vein.  (Please feel free to send in suggestions for this series.)

On Yom Kippur, the rabbi stops in the middle of the service, prostrates himself beside the bema, and cries out, “Oh, God. Before You, I am nothing!”

Saul Rosenberg, president of the temple is so moved by this demonstration of piety that he immediately throws himself to the floor beside the rabbi and cries, “Oh, God!  Before you, I am nothing!”

Then Chaim Pitkin, a tailor, jumps from his seat, prostrates himself in the aisle and cries, “Oh God! Before You, I am nothing!”

Rosenberg nudges the rabbi and whispers, “So look who thinks he’s nothing.”

(Thanks to Jewish Sight Seeing and Bruce Lowitt for this version of a pretty famous punch line.)

 

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