Oy Vey!

A little Passover humor.

Moses was sitting in the Egyptian ghetto. Things were terrible. Pharaoh wouldn't even speak to him. The rest of the Israelites were mad at him and making the overseers even more irritable than usual, etc. He was about ready to give up.

Suddenly a booming, sonorous voice spoke from above:

"You, Moses, heed me ! I have good news, and bad news."

Moses was staggered. The voice continued:

"You, Moses, will lead the People of Israel from bondage. If Pharaoh refuses to release your bonds, I will smite Egypt with a rain of frogs"

"You, Moses, will lead the People of Israel to the Promised Land. If Pharaoh blocks your way, I will smite Egypt with a plague of Locust."

"You, Moses, will lead the People of Israel to freedom and safety. If Pharaoh's army pursues you, I will part the waters of the Red Sea to open your path to the Promised Land."

Moses was stunned. He stammered, "That's.... that's fantastic. I can't believe it! --- But what's the bad news?"

"You, Moses, must write the Environmental Impact Statement."


Blogger Mark said...


I think a lot of peeps won't get this unless they have been involved in that sort of thing via work or involvement in local politics.

7:06 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


One of my numerous duties at work is going through all the tedious paperwork required by the MSDEQ among othres.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi Seawitch,
My favourite religious joke is:

Jesus said "I will now turn this water into wine."
And everyone else at the table said "Bugger you Jesus, you can pay your share of the bill like the rest of us."


7:37 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...



8:16 PM  
Blogger Emanuel Ben-Zion said...

err.. I don't get it

12:39 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...


In America, if you do anything that impacts the environemnt and surely some of the plagues and the parting of the Reed Sea would have impacted the environment, you have to fill out an Environmental Impact Study.

This form is even a chore that G-d would not want to take on. It's a mind-boggling the work it involves!

7:09 AM  

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