Friday, April 22, 2016

A Passover Story

As Passover approaches, with tonight being the first night and the first seder of the celebration, there's a story that's rather worthy of retelling.

Many years ago, Shmuel, a British Jew had a life devoted to public service and charitable works in the United Kingdom.

After years of doing these good works, he received a notice that he was to be honored with a knighthood for his lifetime of service.

The Queen would conduct the ceremony, which coincidentally turned out would be on Passover, and those receiving the honors would one by one approach, say the appropriate words and declaration in Latin and then be knighted by the Queen.

All was going well, and then Shmuel stepped up before the Queen.

At that moment he completely forgot the Latin phrase he was supposed to utter and in a panic instead said "Ma nishtanah halailah hazeh mikol haleilot".

The Queen, somewhat puzzled, looked at her advisors and then asked:

"Why is this knight different from all other knights?"

Happy Passover!


OldAFSarge said...


Have a blessed Passover Aaron!

Murphy's Law said...


But have a blessed Passover indeed.

Aaron said...

Thanks Gentlemen!

Roberta X said...

Appropriate Passover wishes to you -- but that is the most unexpected-until-it-hits puns I have ever seen that is nevertheless perfectly comprehendable once it does.

Aaron said...

Roberta X: Thanks, I do try.