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A rabbi dies and is waiting in line to enter heaven. In front of him is a man dressed in a loud shirt, leather jacket, jeans and sunglasses. Gabriel addresses the man, "I need to know who you are so I can determine whether or not to admit you to Heaven."

The man replies, "I'm Moshe Levy, the taxi driver."

"Gabriel consults his list, smiles and says, "OK. Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter Heaven."

Now it's the rabbi's turn. He stands upright and says, "I am Benjamin Himmelfarb and I was the rabbi of Temple Beth Am for forty years."

Gabriel looks at his list and says, "OK rabbi. Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter Heaven."

"Hold on a minute," says the rabbi, "that man before me was a taxi driver – why did he get a silken robe and golden staff?"

"Up here, we only work by results," says Gabriel. "While you preached, people slept – but while he drove, people prayed."

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