In an effort to better understand his Jewish constituents, the Mayor reached out to a popular Rabbi.
The Rabbi invited the Mayor to spend Shabbat at his home.
The Rabbi made Kiddush (blessing) Friday night on a full cup of wine.
After the fish, they made a l’chaim (a toast to life) on some fine Scotch.
The main course came with Israeli wine.
They said grace after meal with another cup of wine.
The next day they made Kiddush on wine at the synagogue.
After the service, they ate crackers with herring and made a few l’chaims on schnapps.
They went home and the Rabbi made Kiddush for his family on another cup of wine, some l’chaim after fish, a nice single malt with the cholent (stew) and some more wine for grace after the meal.
And then when it got dark, another cup of wine for Havdalah (end of Shabbat).
The Mayor said to the Rabbi, “I had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing Shabbat with me. I still don’t get why you can’t turn the lights off, but I do understand why you don’t drive!”
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