Old joke, from my father: A Jew is marooned on a desert island. To occupy himself he builds an entire miniature city out of driftwood and coconut shells. Finally, after 20 years, a rescue ship arrives. Before he will leave, the castaway insists on giving the ship’s captain a guided tour.
“Here’s city hall, here’s the school, here’s the synagogue, there’s the fire station, there’s another synagogue...”
“But tell me,” says the captain. “Such a small island, only one Jew. Why two synagogues?”... Read more