Off the Record

Delivering a speech at a banquet on the night of his arrival in a large city, a visiting rabbi told several anecdotes he expected to repeat at meetings the next day.

Because he wanted to use the jokes again, he requested the reporters to omit them from any accounts they might turn in to their newspapers.

A reporter from the Jewish Tribune, in commenting on the speech, ended his piece with the following: "The rabbi told a number of stories that cannot be published."

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