In this week’s Torah portion, we are introduced to the father of all crooks, Lavan, the brother of Rivka (Rebecca), the wife of Yitzchak (Isaac).

In the upcoming Torah portions, we will see how Lavan is constantly scheming to cheat Yaakov (Jacob). That brings to mind an old joke. Why did Lavan pull a fast one? BECAUSE HE WAS A CHEETAH!

Although Lavan did not produce counterfeit money, it’s not because he was an honest man- it’s only because he didn’t know how to. That reminds me- Why are people who forge dollar bills rich? BECAUSE THEY MAKE A LOT OF MONEY!

What’s another name for Monopoly money? PLAY-DOUGH!

by Yaakov Moskowitz

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