October 4, 2005
A popular young Rabbi on Sabbath eve announced to his congregation that he would not renew his contract. He explained that a nearby larger congregation would pay him more. There was a hush. No one wanted him to leave.
Sol Epstein, who owns several car dealerships, stood up and proclaimed, "If the Rabbi stays, I will provide him a new Cadillac every 3 years and his wife with a Honda mini-van to help with the children!"
The congregation sighed in appreciation and applauded.
Sam Goldstein, an entrepreneur and investor, stood and said, "If the Rabbi will stay, I'll personally double his salary and establish a foundation to guarantee his kids get a fine college education!"
More sighs and loud applause.
Sadie Goldfarb, age 70, stood and announced with a smile, "If the Rabbi stays, I'll give him sex!"
This statement was met with total silence.
The Rabbi, blushing, asked, "Mrs. Goldfarb, whatever possessed you to say that?"
Sadie answered, "I just asked my husband how we could help, and he said, 'Screw the Rabbi.' "