WHO SERVED FIRST?
The central theme of the Torah portions that we are reading now is Yosef being the Chief Minister or Grand Vizier of Egypt. This calls for a hilarious joke.
Where do you see a hint to tennis in the Torah?
YOSEF SERVED IN PHARAOH’S COURT!
But of course, because Pharaoh ruled Egypt before Yosef, that means that PHAROAH SERVED FIRST!
There is an interesting Midrash that tells us the following: Al of the languages that people speak today are based on seventy languages. Pharaoh understood 69 out of 70 languages, but the 70th- Hebrew- he did not understand. Yosef did speak all seventy languages, including Hebrew. That leads to the following joke:
How much does a tennis game in Israel cost?
TEN NIS (Israeli New Shekel; Israel’s currency).
I’ll conclude with a Fiveish joke:
What is Fiveish’s favorite sport?
By Yankel Moskowitz