Once upon a time a powerful Emperor of the Rising Sun
advertised for a new Chief Samurai. After a year, only three
applied for the job: a Japanese, a Chinese, and a Jewish Samurai.
“Demonstrate your skills!” commanded the Emperor.
The Japanese samurai stepped forward, opened a tiny box
and released a fly. He drew his samurai sword and
the fly fell to the floor, neatly divided in two!
“What a feat!” said the Emperor. “Number Two Samurai,
show me what you do.”
The Chinese samurai smiled confidently, stepped forward
and opened a tiny box, releasing a fly. He drew his samurai
* Swish! *
* Swish! *
The fly fell to the floor neatly quartered.
“Excellent!” nodded the Emperor. “How are you going to top
that, Number Three Samurai?”
Number Three Samurai, Obi-wan Cohen, stepped forward,
opened a tiny box releasing one fly, drew his samurai sword
flourished his sword so mightily that a gust of wind blew
through the room.
But the fly was still buzzing around!
In disappointment, the Emperor said, “What kind of skill is
that? The fly isn’t even dead.”
“Dead, schmed,” replied the Jewish Samurai. “Dead is easy. Circumcision: now THAT takes skill!”