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The Richest Man In Town Dies

The richest man in town dies. Many mourners come to his funeral, including Mendy the poor tailor.

The richest man in town dies. Many, many mourners come to his funeral.

Among them, the rabbi notices Mendy, a poor tailor, crying as if his heart is shattered.

“I see how difficult this is for you, Mendy. Were you closely related to the deceased?”

“No,” says Mendy, choking back a sob. “I wasn’t related at all!”

“But then why do you weep?”

“That’s why!”

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Image: Sholem Alecheim’s funeral in New York City, 1916, via WikiCommons

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