Saturday, December 15, 2007

Enemy Territory

The rabbi's sermon went on and on about how important it was to forgive people and reach out to them so as not to make enemies.

"Is there anyone in this synagogue who can honestly say they have no enemies?" asked the rabbi.

Not a hand went up. But a few moments later, a very elderly lady in the back row raised her frail little hand.

"Please, come up and tell us what you have done over all these years that you can be so confident you have no enemies," asked the rabbi.

Dutifully the old woman limped up to the front of the synagogue where she explained, "I outlived 'em all."

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