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A Piece of Chocolate Cake

Chaim Yankel Epstein was a happy fellow but unfortunately grossly overweight. Concerned for his well-being his co-workers forced him to go on a diet.

For three weeks, Chaim Yankel resisted temptation, even changing his route to work to avoid his favorite bakery – Isaac’s Bakery.

But then one day, to the horror of his workmates, Chaim Yankel turned up at the office clutching a massive chocolate cake.

When his colleagues berated him, Chaim Yankel was quick to offer an explanation.

"I accidentally drove by Isaac’s Bakery this morning and there were so many tasty treats in the window. I thought it was basherte, that I was supposed to eat something, so I davened to Hashem, saying: "If you want me to have one of those delicious chocolate cakes, show me a sign – let there be a parking space directly in front of the bakery. And sure enough, the eighth time around the block, there it was!"

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