Jerry, a non-observant Jew, was telling his troubles to his friend Dave.
“My son graduated high school and traveled across Europe to find himself. He
ended up in Israel and started studying in a yeshiva. Now he keeps kosher,
won’t go anywhere on Saturdays, and wears his fringes out in public. He is
an embarrassment to me in front of my friends.”
Dave agreed that Jerry was in a tough predicament. Sometime later the two hooked up again and Dave asked Jerry if things were any better.
“Better?!” said Jerry.
“They have gotten much worse. My daughter also ended up studying in a Jewish seminary,
and now she is engaged to marry a Hasid! Could things get any worse than
“That really is tough”, replied Dave. He thought for a moment and said “Maybe you should check your mezuzahs