The Tax Man

A Tax Official has come to a rural synagogue for an inspection. The rabbi is accompanying him.

“So rabbi tell me, please, after you have distributed all your unleavened bread, what do you do with the crumbs?”

“Why, we gather them carefully and send them to the city and then they make bread of them again and send it back to us.”

“Ah. So what about candles after they are burnt? What do you do with the drippings?”

“We send them to the city as well, and they make new candles from them and send them to us.”

“And what about circumcision? What do you do with those leftover pieces?”

Wearily, the rabbi replies, “We send them to the city as well.”

“To the city!? And what do they send to you?”

“Today they have sent you to us.”

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