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A Good Smoke

Cecil and Morris are walking to services. Cecil asks, "I wonder whether it would be all right to smoke while praying?"

"Why don't you ask the rabbi?" says Morris.

Cecil sees Rabbi Golden and asks, "Rabbi, is it permissible for me to smoke while I pray?"

"No, you may not. That's utterly disrespectful to our tradition!" answers the rabbi.

Cecil goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Rabbi told him.

"I'm not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try."

Morris goes over to the rabbi and asks, "Rabbi, would it be ok if I prayed while I smoke?"

To which Rabbi Golden eagerly replies, "By all means, my good man. By all means."

 

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