The Ten Commandments – Would You Like One?

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Mel Brooks - Ten CommandmentsThis is the little-known tale of how G-d came to give the Jews the Ten Commandments.

G-d first went to the Egyptians and asked them if they would like a commandment.

“What’s a commandment?” they asked.

“Well, its like, Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,” replied G-d.

The Egyptians thought about it and then said, “No way. That would ruin our weekends.”

So then G-d went to the Assyrians and asked them if they would like a commandment.

    They also asked, “What’s a commandment?”

    “Well,” said G-d, “its like, Thou Shalt Not Steal.”

    The Assyrians immediately replied, “No way. That would ruin our economy.”

    So finally G-d went to the Jews and asked them if they wanted a commandment.

    They asked, “How much?”

    G-d said, “They’re free.”

    The Jews said, “Great! We’ll take TEN!”