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The IRS and the Synagog

The Internal Revenue Service sends their auditor to a Houston synagogue.

The auditor is doing every type of check and is driving everyone bonkers with his questions. Soon itís the Rabbiís turn. The auditor says to the Rabbi, "I notice you buy a lot of candles."

"Yes," answered the Rabbi.

"Well, Rabbi, what do you do with the candle drippings?" he asks.

"A good question," says the Rabbi. "We actually save the drippings. When we have enough, we send them back to the candle maker and every so often they send us a free box of candles."

"Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question actually had a practical answer. So he thought he'd go on, in his obnoxious way. "Rabbi, what about the boxes of matzo you purchase? What do you do with the matzo crumbs?"

"Ah, yes," replied the Rabbi calmly, "we actually collect all the matzo crumbs. When we have enough, we send them in a box back to the manufacturer and every so often they send us a free box of matzo balls."

"Oh," replied the auditor, thinking hard how to fluster the Rabbi. "Well, Rabbi," he went on, "what do you do with the foreskins from the circumcisions you perform?"

"Yes, here too we do not waste," replied the Rabbi. "We actually save all the foreskins and when we have enough, we send them to The Internal Revenue Service."

"To the Internal Revenue Service?" asked the auditor in disbelief.

"Oh yes," replied the Rabbi, "The Internal Revenue Service - and once a year they send us a Yankee putz like you."




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