A Rabbi was walking home from the
Temple and a pious and learned man ...
... who could usually beat the rabbi in
religious arguments. The rabbi started walking faster so that he
could catch up to his friend, when he was horrified to see his
friend go into a Chinese restaurant (not a kosher one).
Standing at the door, he observed his
friend talking to a waiter and gesturing at a menu. A short time
later, the waiter reappeared carrying a platter full of spare
ribs, shrimp in lobster sauce, crab rangoon and other treif that
the Rabbi could not bear to think about.
As his friend picked up the chopsticks and
began to eat this food, the Rabbi burst into the restaurant and
reproached his friend, for he could take it no longer. "Morris,
what is this you are doing? I saw you come into this restaurant,
order this filth and now you are eating it in violation of
everything we are taught about the dietary laws and with an
apparent enjoyment that does not befit your pious reputation!"
Morris replied, "Rabbi, did you see me
enter this restaurant?" (Rabbi nods yes)
"Did you see me order this meal?" (again
he nods yes)
"Did you see the waiter bring me this
food?" (again he nods yes)
"And did you see me eat it?" (nods yes)
"Then, Rabbi, I don't see the problem
here. The entire meal was done under Rabbinical supervision!"
Submitted by Larry, Walkersville, MD.