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Monday, May 29, 2006

A Conversation I Heard Yesterday

Jew: "Do you believe that G-d gave the Torah to the Jews assembled at Mount Sinai some 3300 years ago?"

Non-Jew: "I do."

Jew: "Do you believe that G-d gave both a Written and Oral Law?"

Non-Jew: "I do."

Jew: "Is there anything in the Written or Oral Law, or among the Rabbinic enactments, or among the customs the Jewish People have adopted over the past thousands of years, that you feel you are unwilling or unable to keep?"

Non-Jew: "No."

Jew: "Whenever you're ready."

(pause)

New-Jew: "Baruch Ata Hashem, Elokainu Melech HaOlam, Asher Kideshanu BeMitzvosav VeTzivanu Al HaTevilah"

Three Jews: "Mazel Tov!"

Yes, I was on a Beis Din for Giyur yesterday.

Highly recommended Chizuk exercise before Shavuos - the Yom Tov of Kabbalas HaTorah.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jak Black said...

I hope they don't ask those questions to J-bloggers, hehe.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Bari said...

Ach, my thoughts precisely. Throughout every one of the seven or so we signed up for the club, I was thinking: "One more question before you dunk. Do you read --------.blogspot.com?"

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Jak and Shema and Bari (are Shema and Bari two different people). I feel guilty about using the internet though. I'll quit your time wasting sites soon!

2:43 PM  
Blogger Bari said...

There's no "shema". There's "only shema". Don't know who he is though.

Hey, Jak's blog was a blog for those who hope to quit blogging! And he shut down! There's hope for all of us.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Bari: At least you didn't think to ask, "One more question before you dunk. Do you read blogs? You do know the internet is assur and you can't convert if you plan on continue using it..."

1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about: Do you post intimate details of your relationship (or lack thereof) with your wife on the internet?

4:25 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Anonymous: The internet is assur, so the question is tarta disatrei.

6:00 AM  
Blogger Bari said...

Bari: At least you didn't think to ask, "One more question before you dunk. Do you read blogs? You do know the internet is assur and you can't convert if you plan on continue using it..."

Nope, didn't cross my mind, that one.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Jak Black said...

anon,

Apparently, some people still can't figure out the difference between denial of yesodei emunah and sensitive topics, dealt with in a tactful way. Guess you're one of them.

I know it's tough, but you should really try to figure it out. If at first you don't succeed and all that.

8:28 AM  

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