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The Pope and The Rabbi

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FranEMTnurse has 23 years experience as a CNA, LPN, EMT-I and specializes in LTC, CPR instructor, First aid instructor..

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Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all the Jews had to convert

or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Jewish community, so the

Pope offered a deal. He would have a religious debate with the leader of the

Jewish community. If the Jews won, they could stay in Italy, if the Pope

won, they would have to leave.

The Jewish people met and picked an aged but wise Rabbi, Moishe, to

represent them in the debate. However, as Moishe spoke no Italian and

the Pope spoke no Yiddish, they all agreed that it would be a "silent"


On the chosen day, the Pope and Rabbi Moishe sat opposite each other for

a full minute before the Pope raised his hand and showed three fingers.

Rabbi Moishe looked back and raised one finger. Next the Pope waved his finger around his head Rabbi Moishe pointed to the ground where he sat.

The Pope then brought out a communion wafer and a chalice of wine

Rabbi Moishe pulled out an apple.

With that, the Pope stood up and declared that he was beaten, that Rabbi

Moishe was too clever and that the Jews could stay.

Later, the Cardinals met with the Pope, asking what had happened.

The Pope said, "First I held up three fingers to represent the Trinity

He responded by holding up one finger to remind me that there is still only

one God common to both our beliefs. Then, I waved my finger to show him that God was all around us. He responded by pointing to the ground to show that God was also right here with us. I pulled out the wine and wafer to show

that God absolves us of all our sins. He pulled out an apple to remind me of

the original sin. He had me beaten and I could not continue."

Meanwhile the Jewish community were gathered around Rabbi Moishe. "How

did you win the debate?" they asked. "I haven't a clue," said Moishe, "First he said to me that we had three days to get out of Italy, so I said to him, Up yours! Then he tells me thatthe whole country would be cleared of Jews and I said to him, we're staying right here.""And then what," asked a woman.

"Who knows?" said Moishe, "He took out his lunch so I took out mine."

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suzy253 is a RN and specializes in Telemetry/Med Surg.

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:rotfl: :rotfl: That is soooooo funny.

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dianah has 45 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Cath Lab/Radiology.

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Great one, Fran!! I've now passed it on!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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"He took out his lunch so I took out mine."

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I almost ruptured a lung, I laughed so hard.

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ryaninmtv has 30 years experience as a ADN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Case Management, Life Care Planning.

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That was beautiful!!! :)

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Burnt Out has 19 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med-surg; OB/Well baby; pulmonology; RTS.

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:chuckle :rotfl:

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