September 20, 2004

A Jewish Joke, as told by Jews

Some of you may have been following the Yankees / Red Sox games and rivalry. Most of you probably don't care. I care. Right now, the Yankees lead the Sox by 4.5 games and the two teams are scheduled to play another three game series starting on Friday night this week. Friday night marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the culmination of the High Holidays and the Day of Atonement when we ask God to forgive us for the many sins we have committed during the year and to seal us in the book of life. Yom Kippur begins with something called Kol Nidre, which takes place that evening on Friday night. This brings us, with this background, to the joke, one of my favorites:

Mr. Goldberg calls his Rabbi and says, "Rabbi, I have a problem and I need some advice. This year, the Red Sox and the Yankees are playing in a very tight pennant race and the most important game falls on Kol Nidre. What should I do?" The Rabbi listens, thinks for a moment and responds: "Mr. Goldberg, what are you worried about? It is just for a situation like this that we have VCR's!"

And Mr. Goldberg replies, "You mean I can tape Kol Nidre!?!"

Posted by Random Penseur at September 20, 2004 11:32 AM


My fave Jewish jokes is the one with Moses and Kashrut and the two men on the desert isle with three shuls. But this one is good also!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at September 21, 2004 04:13 AM


You may appreciate this article on Sandy Koufax sitting out the opening game of the '65 Series because it fell on Yom Kippur.

Hank Greenberg faced a similar situation in '34. Interesting stuff.

Posted by: Mark C N Sullivan at September 21, 2004 04:29 PM

Thanks for the links, Mark.

Posted by: RP at September 28, 2004 11:21 AM
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