Back in the time when the Samurai were important,
there was a powerful emperor who needed a new chief Samurai,
so he sent out a declaration throughout the land that he was
searching for one. A year passed, and only 3 people showed up:
A Japanese Samurai. A Chinese Samurai. A Jewish Samurai.
The emperor asked the Japanese Samurai to come in and
demonstrate why he should be the chief Samurai. The Japanese
Samurai opened a matchbox, and out popped a bumblebee. Whoosh
went his sword, and the bumblebee dropped dead on the ground
in 2 pieces. The emperor exclaimed: "That is impressive!"
The emperor then issued the same challenge to the Chinese
Samurai for him to come in and demonstrate why he should be
chosen. The Chinese Samurai also opened a matchbox, and out
buzzed a bumblebee. "Whoosh, whoosh" went his sword, and the
bumblebee dropped dead on the ground in four small pieces.
The emperor exclaimed: "That is really VERY impressive!"
Next the emperor turned to the Jewish Samurai, and asked
him also to demonstrate why he should be the head Samurai.
The Jewish Samurai also opened a matchbox, and once again
out flew a bumblebee. His flashing sword went "Whoosh, whoosh."
But the bumblebee was still alive and flying around. The
emperor, obviously disappointed, asked: "After all of that,
why is this bumblebee not dead?"
The Jewish Samurai just smiled and said: "Circumcision is
not meant to kill."
Submitted by reader M.B.