In this week’s parsha, we are introduced to Yishmael, whose descendants are today’s Arabs.
A number of years ago, I was approached by a group of Muslim terrorists. They told me, “Since your name is Moskowitz, we would like you to come to our MOSQUE and do a comedy show!” Trust me, the last thing I was interested in doing was a comedy show for a bunch of terrorists- but I didn’t want them to get upset. If a terrorist gets really upset, he may BLOW UP at you. He may even EXPLODE in anger! So I agreed to do a show.
I began with the following joke: There was once a Muslim terrorist that was giving a course to teenage boys on how to become suicide bombers. The teacher noticed that the students were not paying attention. So he gave a bang on the table and yelled out, “YOU GUYS HAD BETTER WATCH VERY, VERY CAREFULLY. I AM ONLY DOING THIS ONCE!”
I looked at the crowd to see their reaction to my joke. I was thrilled to see that THE WHOLE PLACE WAS ON THE FLOOR!
© Yankel Moskowitz