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Yankel was a worrier, but one day his coworkers noticed that he seemed changed. He didn’t seem the least bit worried about anything! When asked, Yankel explained that he had hired a professional worrier and no longer had any problems.

“A professional worrier?" they said. "What does that cost?”

“$150,000 each year.”

"$150,000 a year?! How on earth are you going to pay him? You are about to declare bankruptcy!"

"Well, that’s why I hired him—let HIM worry about it."

This week's portions, Behaalotcha, relates how the journey of the Jewish people in the Sinai desert was guided by G-d, via a cloud that hovered over the portable sanctuary in the desert… Read More »



A Swiss man visited London and needed directions. He stopped two children and asked, “Koennen sie Deutsch sprechen?” The kids just stared at him.

He tried again. “Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?” Again, they just stared

“Parlare Italiano?” Nothing.

“Hablas Espanol?” No reaction.

Finally, the Swiss man walked away, disgusted.

One of the kids turned to the other and said, “You know, maybe we should learn a foreign language!”

To which the other replied, “Why? That guy knew four languages, and it didn’t do him any good!”

This week's Torah portion, Naso, discusses something that is seemingly superfluous: The Mitzvah of the Nazirite, one who vows to… Read More »

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