Thursday, April 08, 2004

Just give me a chance to do a hip-hop dance. Just give me a chance to do a dance!

And now something for Passover:

As you know, every year or two, the queen of England receives a list of
candidates who merit being recognized as a knight. These men (and women)
are deemed to have done something for Queen and country.

Chiam, a Jew, was honored with this award. However, he noted that just
before being knighted, by being tapped on the shoulder with a sword, that a
few words in Latin were pronounced. Chiam was concerned, as he didn't
really know any Latin, and was most uncomfortable about receiving the

His friend offered some advice. "Don't worry, no one understands, just say
some words in Hebrew. They (Queen and company) don't understand Hebrew and
all will be OK."

The night of the ceremony, as the Queen took the sword and tapped him on
the shoulder, he began his reply, "Ma Nish Ta Nah, Ha Lila Ha Zeh, .....".
At the conclusion of this small response, the Queen turned to an aide and
asked "Why is this knight different from all other Knights?"


The Hek

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