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So the Synagogue got really fed up with its Rabbi. The Executive Committee met and ne-too-reluctantly, concluded that they'd have to let him go. Trouble was - who'd want to take him - especially if it got out that he'd been fired? So the Executive Committee decided to give him a glowing letter of recommendation. It compared the Rabbi to Shakespeare, Moses and even G-d Himself. The recommendation was so warm that within six weeks the Rabbi succeeded in securing himself a pulpit in a major upwardly-mobile Synagogue 500 miles away, at twice his original salary and with three junior Rabbis working under him. Needless to say, in a couple of months the Rabbi's new employers began to observe some of his imperfections. The President of the Rabbi's new pulpit angrily called the President of the old Synagogue charging "We employed this man mostly on the basis of your recommendation. How could you possibly compare him to Shakespeare, Moses and even G-d Himself, when he can't string together a correct sentence in English, when his knowledge of Hebrew is worse than mine and that on top of everything else, he's a liar, a cheat and an all-round low-life?" "Simple," answered his colleague. "Like Shakespeare he has no Hebrew or Jewish knowledge. Like Moses, he can't speak English, and like G-d Himself - 'Er is nisht kan mentch (He's not a human being!).

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So

the

Synagogue

got

really

fed

up

with

its

Rabbi



The

Executive

Committee

met

and

ne

too

reluctantly



concluded

that

they

d

have

to

let

him

go





Trouble

was





who

d

want

to

take

him





especially

if

it

got

out

that

he

d

been

fired





So

the

Executive

Committee

decided

to

give

him

a

glowing

letter

of

recommendation





It

compared

the

Rabbi

to

Shakespeare



Moses

and

even

G

d

Himself





The

recommendation

was

so

warm

that

within

six

weeks

the

Rabbi

succeeded

in

securing

himself

a

pulpit

in

a

major

upwardly

mobile

Synagogue

500

miles

away



at

twice

his

original

salary

and

with

three

junior

Rabbis

working

under

him





Needless

to

say



in

a

couple

of

months

the

Rabbi

s

new

employers

began

to

observe

some

of

his

imperfections



The

President

of

the

Rabbi

s

new

pulpit

angrily

called

the

President

of

the

old

Synagogue

charging

"We

employed

this

man

mostly

on

the

basis

of

your

recommendation



How

could

you

possibly

compare

him

to

Shakespeare



Moses

and

even

G

d

Himself



when

he

can

t

string

together

a

correct

sentence

in

English



when

his

knowledge

of

Hebrew

is

worse

than

mine

and

that

on

top

of

everything

else



he

s

a

liar



a

cheat

and

an

all

round

low

life

"



"Simple

"

answered

his

colleague



"Like

Shakespeare

he

has

no

Hebrew

or

Jewish

knowledge





Like

Moses



he

can

t

speak

English



and

like

G

d

Himself







Er

is

nisht

kan

mentch

(He

s

not

a

human

being

)





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