Mar Cheshvan and Some Jokes
This month, called Mar Cheshvan, is an exceptional month in the Jewish calendar, as there are no Jewish holidays, thus the designation mar, bitter, before the name of the month. Instead of offering you a spiritual resource related to a Jewish holiday, we are therefore offering you two jokes from our Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council (BCCC) resources. Coming on the heels of Tishrei, a month full of holidays we strive to incorporate that inspiration into our lives, and thus, brighten, or illuminate the succeeding month, Cheshvan. As part of our 21st Annual Bikur Cholim Conference this month, we are sharing two new publications. One is our newly printed comic book, Good Company: The Facts and Fiction of Bikur Cholim. The other resource is a tribute booklet to Rabbi Isaac N. Trainin, after whom BCCC is named. Rabbi Trainin was fond of all types of jokes, so we offer the below as a tribute to our new publications and in honor of Rabbi Trainin.
A Gabbai approaches a guest in the Shul and says, "I want to give you an Aliyah. What is your name?"
* This joke can be found in the Bikur Cholim Joke book, which you can download for free.
A Sunny Day in Miami *
It's a sunny day in Miami. The beach is packed. All of a sudden the sky becomes dark, and a large monster comes out of the ocean. He's very ugly. All the people run out of the water and off the beach, except for one lone little old Jewish lady who sits there.
The monster says to her: "Aren't you afraid of me?"
The little old Jewish lady shakes her head and says: "No, but have I got a girl for you."
* This joke can be found in the tribute book to Rabbi Trainin.
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