Marvin Epstein was on his first trip to Israel and couldn’t believe how advanced the country had become. Innovation everywhere, even on Israel’s farms, far surpassed what he saw anywhere else in the world. Driving through an agricultural kibbutz, Marvin started experiencing car trouble.
He stopped, got out of the car, and as he lifted the hood to study the engine, a brown and white cow from an adjoining field walked over.
After a moment or two, the cow turned to Marvin and said: "Looks like a faulty carburetor to me." Then she walked back into the field and resumed her grazing.
Amazed, Marvin walked up to someone and said: "Is that your cow in the field?"
"The brown and white one?” a kibbutznik responded. “Yes, that's old Rivkah."
"Well," continued Marvin, "my car broke down, and she just said: 'Looks like a faulty carburetor to me.’ Even the cows in this country brilliant?”
The kibbutznik shook his head and said: "Don't mind old Rivkah. She doesn’t know a thing about cars."