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THE HENPECKED HUSBAND

A HENPECKED HUSBAND CAME TO THE RABBI TO ASK FOR A
DIVORCE. "HOW CAN YOU, A PIOUS MAN, THINK OF SUCH A
THING!" THE RABBI REBUKED HIM STERNLY. "DON'T
YOU KNOW WHAT THE TALMUD SAYS: 'WHEN A MAN DIVORCES
HIS WIFE, NOT ONLY THE ANGELS BUT THE VERY STONES
WEEP!'" "LISTEN, RABBI," REPLIED THE DISSATISFIED
HUSBAND, "IF THE ANGELS AND THE STONES WANT TO WEEP,
LET THEM. I WANT TO REJOICE!"

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: RABBI FROM ADAS SHALOM SYNOGOGUE.

Where learned: RESTAURANT ; GOLDEN LION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Married couple

Date learned: 07-22-1964

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