The Rabbi and Golf

A Reform Rabbi was so compulsive a golfer that once, on Yom Kippur, he left the house early and went out for a quick nine holes by himself. An angel who happened to be looking on immediately notified his superiors that a grievous sin was being committed. On the sixth hole, God caused a mighty wind to take the ball directly from the tee to the cup — a miraculous shot.

The angel was horrified. “A hole in one!” he exclaimed, “You call this a punishment, Lord?!”

Answered God with a sly smile, “So who can he tell?”

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