Two Brothers

There once were two evil brothers. They were rich and used their money to keep
their evil ways from the public eye. They attended the same temple, and to
everyone else, they appeared to be perfect Jews.

One day, their rabbi retired and a new one was hired. Not only could the new
rabbi see right through the brothers deceptions, but he also spoke well and
true about it. Due to the rabbis honesty and integrity, the temples membership
grew in numbers. Eventually, a fundraising campaign was started to build a much
bigger temple.

All of a sudden, one of the brothers died. The remaining brother sought out the
new rabbi the day before the funeral and handed him a check for the amount
needed to complete the new building. He held the check for the rabbi to see.

I have only one condition, he said. At the funeral, you must say my brother
was a mensch. You must say those exact words.

After some thought, the rabbi gave his word and took the check. He cashed it
immediately. At the funeral the next day, however, the rabbi did not hold back.
He was an evil man, he said about the dead brother. He cheated on his wife
and abused his family. Never once did he commit an unselfish act. He railed on
and on about the deceased.

After nearly a half hour of the evil truth, the rabbi paused and shrugged his
shoulders. Finally, he said, But compared to his brother, he was a mensch.

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