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A cantor brags before his congregation in a booming, bellowing voice: “Two years ago I insured my voice with Lloyds of London for $750,000.” There is a hushed and awed silence in the crowded room. Suddenly, from the back of … Continue reading
Just as in other countries, Jews also left traces (and still are leaving traces) in Belgium: The oldest trace is a gravestone in the Flemish city Tienen (French: Tirlemont) of a girl who was known as Rebecca, daughter of Mozes. … Continue reading
An old Jewish man and a young Jewish man are traveling on the train. The young man asks: “Excuse me, what time is it?” The old man does not answer. “Excuse me, sir, what time is it?” The old man … Continue reading
I received an invitation from the village of Philippeville which is in the southern part of Belgium to the inauguration of a monument in the memory of 49 Jews who were put into forced labor in quarries in Merlemont (Merlemont … Continue reading
Er was eens een arme jood die 2 dochters had. Toen de oudste de leeftijd bereikte om te huwen, maakte hij zich grote zorgen hoe hij een en ander zou bekostigen. Hij sprak erover met zijn vrouw en zij adviseerde … Continue reading
Ben was in a hospital ward with two non-Jews. On his first morning, Ben puts on his tefillin, but the non-Jews can’t figure out what he is doing. Finally, one says to the other, “Look how smart those Jews are! … Continue reading
A rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, “So, you tell me that your mother says your prayers for you each night. That’s very commendable. What does she actually say?” The little boy replied, “Thank G-d he’s in bed!” (Source: … Continue reading
It was mealtime during a flight on El Al. “Would you like dinner?” the flight attendant asked Moishe, seated in front. “What are my choices?” Moishe asked. “Yes or no,” she replied.