Recently my boss had an appointment with a salesman who wanted our companies business. The guy walks in, and he’s all buff and he looks like someone who spent all his free time at the gym working out. He and my boss go over pricing of the items, and the guy starts talking about how he teases the main guy of the company that he should get some business because he has “holy blood.”
Another person at the office overheard this asked “holy blood? How?”
And the salesman says “I’m about 5 generations a descendent from the Vilna Goan.”
So we all kinda look at him like “WOW” ‘cause we definitely didn’t expect that. So anyway, the guy starts talking about how he goes to a reform synagogue and that he actually likes his rabbi
So my boss goes “Oh yea? How much do you pay your rabbi?”
Salesman says a number over 6 figures. So we all kinda look at him like “WOWWWWW”
My boss says “how much vacation does he get?”
Saleman goes “well, we’re a reform synagogue he’s always on vacation. But he gets housing and a car.”
Then he tells a story of how one of the kids he coaches (don’t remember the sport) also goes to his temple… The kid (I guess he was about 13) was freaking out worried because one of his games was going to fall out on yom kippur and he wasn’t sure if he should go to service on Yom Kippur and upset his teammates/friends who rely on him for the games, or forget service and do what he should for his team. So the kid went to the Rabbi with his problem, and the Rabbi said “play the game. Gd will forgive you, but your friends never will.”
I was trying SOOOOOOO hard not to laugh.
The other ladies husband is a REAL rabbi and she was like “I totally disagree, some things are just not negotiable.”
Its just so sad how someone who KNOWS he’s a decendent from such a man can have a pathetic excuse of a rabbi like that!