Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Little Joy ~ A Little Oy

Avram went into church, took out the tallis and yarmulke and dressed himself, and proceeded to pray.

The clergyman entered to start services, saying, "Will all non-Christians please leave." Avram continued davening.

Again the clergyman said, "Will all non-Christians please leave."

Again, nothing.
Finally, the distraught clergyman moved to Avram. "Will all JEWS please leave. "

At this, Avram removed his yarmulke, packed up his tallis, then went to the altar, picked up a statue of the baby Jesus and said, "Come bubbela, they don't want us here anymore."

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Today at Bible study our study leader passed this story around for everyone to read. Everyone loved it. It is so true!!! So many people think of our Saviour as Jesus with blue eyes and brown/blonde hair, wearing a Roman toga... sitting peacefully in some meadow blessing little European children.

When really, it was a man named Yeshua (Joshua in English, did you know?) looking something like this (in the outfit, anyway):

Interesting, isn't it? Just thought I'd post a little controversial post, there. :) Feel free to ask any questions or challenge what I've said. I'd love to hear your opinions!

Story taken from A Little Joy, A Little Oy 2009 Desk Calendar by Andrew McMeel

5 comments:

Lady Lavender said...

Shalom Miss Serenity,


This is Ariana's mom, great post!! Sometimes we can't help that something would be controversial but I find a little joke always makes is digestible. LOL

Shalom Lady Lavender

Rachel said...

This shouldn't be controversial. Jesus is Jewish and he wasn't blonde. Have a great trip!

Lizzy Brown said...

You're so right- people (Christian's more than anyone else) find it so easy to forget that our Savior was/is Jewish! Great Post.

P.S. I really enjoy reading how your family keeps the biblical feasts- as my parents and I do as well! Very enjoyable!

Rachel said...

That is a very interesting thought. I do not picture Jesus in that European/Roman way (I know He was Jewish). It is sad when people push Christ out of their lives and churches like that. He is the entire reason why we have Christianity and yet they push Him away like that. Thanks for sharing! =:)

Blessings!
~Rachel~

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