Fish love

A fisherman caught a hug fish. Excitedly, he exclaimed: ‘What a great catch! This is great. I’ll give this to my boss who loves pike. ‘There’s still hope for me,’ thought the fish. The fisherman brought the fish into the kitchen and all the cooks say: ‘Wow! The boss will be so happy. He loves pike!’ The fish was barely alive, but he was still hopeful because after-all, the boss loves pike. Then the boss arrived and said: “Now this is treat! This is my favourite! Boy do I love pike!” and he gave instructions exactly how the cooks should cut and cook the pike. At which point the fish cries out: “You don’t love pike! You love yourself!” (Adapted from Simple Words by Adin Steinsaltz) • What is t

Where are the cards?

The inmates were playing cards, an activity strictly forbidden in prison. The guards were told of the game and came to inspect the cell, but they found nothing. As soon as the guards left, the inmates continued their game. The guards came again to inspect the cell and the inmates in it, but again they found nothing and left. Once again the cards appeared and the game continued. “How had the prisoners managed to hide their cards?” wondered Reb Mendel, an inmate watching this scene unfold time and time again. • How do you think the inmates managed to hide the cards? The men explained: “We are professional pickpocket-ers. As soon as the guard entered our cell, we slipped the cards into HIS pock

© 2016 by Goldie Simpson

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