The Priest and the Rabbi

From my files, dated 1991

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A priest and a rabbi had a tremendous rivalry going, each going to extremes of piety to impress the other.

It just happened that both of them got new cars at the same time. It also happened that they both drove into a gas station at the same time.

The priest said a blessing over his car -- in Latin.

The rabbi said his own blessing over his own car -- in Hebrew.

The priest went to put some water in the radiator, making it clear his car would benefit from the "holy" water.

The rabbi said nothing, but quietly reached into the trunk of his car, took out a hacksaw, and cut the end off the exhaust pipe.

Posted November 27, 2015

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